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Archers shoot on point in Iraq

ByMary M. Ward

May 8, 2022

Bangladeshi archers are set to taste glory in three rounds of the Archery Asia Cup Stage 2 World Ranking Tournament as they booked their final clash against India after beating their respective rivals in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq yesterday.

The recurve Bangladesh men’s team, the recurve women’s team and the men’s compound team reached the final of their respective event, scheduled for May 11, while the compound Bangladesh women’s team had to settle advance to the bronze medal game after losing to Kazakhstan in the semi-finals. -finals.

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Classic men’s Ruman Sana, Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Abdur Rahman Alif first swept Iraq 6-0 in the quarter-finals before securing a hard-fought 5-4 win over Iran in the semi-finals. final, where the men of red and green overcame the tiebreaker with a 29-24 win after going 4-4 ​​after four sets.

The women’s recurve team then followed in the footsteps of Ruman and Co as Diya Siddique, Nasin Akhter and Beauty Roy beat Iraq 6-0 in the quarter-finals before beating Uzbekistan 5-1 in the last square.

In the compound men’s event, Bangladesh qualified for the semi-finals after earning a bye in the quarter-finals, after which the team of Ashikuzzaman, Mithu Rahman and Newas Ahmed Rakib beat Kazakhstan 231-228 in the semis to also book their last encounter against their senior Indian counterparts.