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South Asian Games
Shakil brings fourth gold for country
Gold in pistol after two decades
Published :Thursday, 11 February, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 13

Sports Reporter
Bangladesh achieved the gold medal in pistol event of shooting discipline in the ongoing SA Games-2016 on Wednesday after an interval of about two decades as shooter Shakil Ahmed bagged the fourth gold medal for the country in the 50meter Pistol event.
The shooting events were held at Khalilipara Shooting Range, Guwahati in India.
It was the very first day of the shooting discipline where Shakil scored 187.6 points, who is only 0.3 points ahead of the Indian shooter Om Prakash, to bring this honour for the country.
For the last time Bangladesh saw gold in Shooting's pistol event was in SA Games in Dhaka in 1993. Shooter Atiqur Rahman clinched the gold that time.
That way, Shakil made an individual good result in pistol after a long while of Atiqur's era.
Following this achievement, Bangladesh got four gold medals in the 12th edition of SA Games.
Earlier on Sunday, Weightlifter Mabia Akhter Simanta sealed the first gold for Bangladesh in women's 63-kg weight category at the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium at Dispur in Guwahati.
Swimmer Mahfuza Khatun Shila clinched the second gold in women's 100-metre breast stroke at Dr Zakir Hussain Aquatic Complex on the same day.
The talented swimmer made a record by clinching her second and country's third gold in women's 50-metre breast stroke on Monday.
So far, Bangladesh bagged a total of 43 medals including four-gold, 10-silver and 29-bronze, and the red and greens are placed fourth slot in medals tally.
Host India are leading the medal race while Sri Lanka and Pakistan are following them.

Swimmers confirm four bronze on Wednesday
South Asian Games
Sports Reporter
Bangladesh swimmers clinched four more bronze medals in the ongoing 12th South Asian Games on Wednesday in the swimming discipline at the Dr Zakir Hussain Aquatic Complex in Sarusajai Sports Complex in India.
Bengal swimmers finished up their mission securing two gold and 17 bronze medals on the day.
Swimmer Mahfuzur Rahman Sagar clinched bronze medal in men's 100-metre free style clocking 52.34 seconds and Juwel Ahmed won the second one in men's 200-metre individual medley in 2:15.05 minutes.
Bangladesh men' s team, comprising of Sagar, Juwel, Kamal and Nahid, clinched the bronze medal in the 4X100 metre medley relay clocking 4:01.03 while Bangladesh women' team consisting of Mahfuza, Naima, Sonia and Najma won bronze medal in the 4X100 metre medley relay in 4:50.36 minutes.

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