20 May 2022, 17:25

Bangladesh lose to Korea in recurve mixed team event

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).     


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