Ruman Shana clinches first ever medal in World Archery Champs

Bangladesh’s top archer Mohammad Ruman Shana made history as he became the first Bangladeshi to win a medal in World Archery Championship. Shana, who has qualified for the upcoming Olympics as the first Bangladeshi archer, clinches bronze medal of men’s recurve individual of World Archery Championship yesterday.

Bangladesh archer Ruman Shana secured a bronze medal in the man’s recurve singles event of the World Archery Championship 2019 beating Italy’s Mauro Nespoli by 7-1 set points at s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands on Sunday.

On his way to bronze, Shana made history earlier on Thursday when he became the first-ever archer from Bangladesh to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

He also became the second Bangladeshi athlete to enter into the Olympics directly after golfer Siddikur Rahman, who earned Rio Olympics quota in 2016 as one of the top 60th golfers in the rankings.

The ongoing World Archery Championship is considered as the primary qualification tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Shana also defeated two-time world champion Kim Woojin of South Korea by 6-4 set points in the World Championships.

Before the bronze medal game on Sunday, Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) Syed Shahed Reza, Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF) President Lt Gen (retd) M Moinul Islam and General Secretary Kazi Razibuddin Ahmed Chapal had expressed their satisfaction over Shana’s feat of achieving qualification for Olympics.

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