Bangladesh made it to the recurve men’s team event final in the Asia Cup Archery: Stage-3 by beating Malaysia by 5-3 set points in Clark City, Philippines yesterday.
Earlier in the competition, the country’s top archer, Ruman Sana, secured his place in the final of the recurve men’s event.
The Bangladesh team, comprised of Ruman, Tamimul Islam and Hakib Ahmed Rubel, were trailing by 1-3 set points at one stage against the formidable Malaysia. However, Bangladesh came back strongly to win the following two sets and ensure a final berth against China.
In the quarterfinals, Bangladesh defeated Thailand by an identical 5-3 set point margin.
In the recurve mixed event, Bangladesh, featuring Sana and Beauty Roy, overcame Thailand 5-1 in the quarterfinals but went on to lose their semifinal clash with China 0-6, bringing an end to any hope of featuring in all three event finals. However, the mixed team will contend with Chinese Taipei for the bronze-medal.
The Bangladesh contingent, sponsored by Madhumati Bank, will play all three medal-deciding matches today.