Bangladeshi promising teen-age archer Diya Siddique was eliminated from the women’s recurve singles after making a brilliant fight in shoot-off stage of Tokyo Olympics ‘2020 Archery at the Yumenoshima Park Archery field in the Japanese capital Thursday morning, reports UNB.
Seventeen years old talented archer from Nilphamari district Diya lost to her much superior opponent Karyna Dziominskaya of Belarus by 5-6 set points in a nerve shattering ups and downs elimination round match of the women ‘s recurve singles amid huge appreciations from games lovers.
She made a good start beating her superior rival by 23-22 points in the first set, suffered 25-26 points defeat in the 2nd set, played 25-25 in the 3rd set,
Later, in the match fate-deciding shoot off, Diya, miserably was eliminated from the event in the very first attempt scoring 9 points against her opponent’s score of 10 points.
After the day’s match, three Bangladesh athletes out of six –archer Ruman Shana, shooter Abdullah Hel Baki and Diya Siddique — completed their Olympics assignments.
Three Bangladesh athletes– swimmers Ariful Islam and Junaiyna Ahmed and athlete Jahir Raihan now in Tokyo as their events are yet to start.
Two Bangladeshi swimmers will compete in the heats of their respective 50- meter freestyle on Friday (30 July) while the lone athlete will contest in heat of the 400-meter run on Sunday (1 August).
Earlier, Bangladesh famed shooter Abdullah Hel Baki was eliminated from the qualification round of his favourite Men’s 10- meter Air Rifles of the Tokyo Olympics Shooting at the Asaka Shooting Range in the Japanese capital last Sunday.
He finished 41st among the 47 competitors of the event making a worse total score of 619.8.