DHAKA, May 20, 2022 (BSS)- It was another disappointing day for archers as
Bangladesh lost to strong Korea by 2-6 set points in the pre quarterfinal of
the recurve mixed team event in the ongoing Archery World Cup Stage-2 held
today (Friday) in city of Gwangju, Korea.
The Bangladesh team featuring Mohammad Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Diya Siddique
could not offer any resistance against Korea as the first set ended 38-38
draw, but Bangladesh lost the second set 36-38. The third set ended 36-36
draw and Bangladesh eventually lost the fourth set 35-37.
Earlier, on way to the pre quarterfinal, Bangladesh beat Turkey by 5-3 set
points in the round of 1/12 match. Bangladesh won the first set 40-36 but
lost the second set 35-36. Bangladesh fought back by winning the third set
39-38 while the fourth set ended 37-37 draw.
On Thursday last, Bangladesh also lost to Korea by 1-5 set points in the
recurve men's team event.
Bangladesh dismal performance continued in the recurve women's individual
event elimination round as Diya Siddique lost to her Spanish rival Canales
Elia by 5-6 set points.
While in the recurve men's event matches, ace archer Ruman Sana lost to his
India rival Tarundeep Rai by 4-6 set points, Hamik Ahmed Rubel lost to German
rival Wieser Mortiz by 2-6 set points and Abdur Rahman Alif lost to his
Italian rival Paoli Alessandro by 1-7 set points.
The Bangladesh archery team is expected to return home on Monday (May 23).