Ruman Shana wins first medal for BD in World Archery
Published : Monday, 17 June, 2019 at 10:37 AM Count : 574
Bangladeshi archer Ruman Shana won the bronze medal in the Hyundai World Archery Championship held in the Netherlands on Sunday.
This is the first ever medal for Bangladesh in any international archery competition.
Shana won the bronze beating Italian archer Mauro Nespoli convincingly by 7-1 sets in recurve men event.
Nespoli is the gold medalist of 2012 Olympics in the UK.
Shana reached the semifinals of the recurve individual event after beating South Korean and Dutch Olympians Kim Woojin and Sjef Van Den Berg respectively. Kim won gold in the recurve team event in 2016 Rio Olympics while Berg made a fourth-place finish in the individual event in Rio.
Earlier, the young Bangladeshi archer was qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics by securing his place among the top four.
Shana became only the second Bangladeshi to qualify for the Olympics (Tokyo 2022) after golfer Siddikur Rahman in the Rio Olympics 2016.
He had also won the silver in the Asian Cup Stage 1 in Thailand earlier in May.