It was a good day for team Bangladesh in the South Asian games in Nepal as they won three gold medals.
The gold medals came in weightlifting and fencing while there were medals in shooting and wrestling too.
Mabia wins gold in SA Games weightlifting
Mabia Akhter brought the 5th gold for Bangladesh by winning in the 76 kg category.
She lifted a total of 185 kilos to secure the top prize.
Mabia lifted 80 kilos in snatch and 105 kilos in clean and jerk.
She also earned a gold medal previously in the 2016 SA Games in the 63 kg category.
Bangladesh won three gold medals in karate and one in Taekwondo earlier in the event.
Ziarul bags gold in weightlifting
Bangladesh grabbed their second gold medal of the day from weightlifting.
Ziarul Islam secured top spot in men’s 96 kg category and snatched gold.
He lifted a combined weight of 262 kilos to secure the prize.
Ziarul lifted 120 kilos in snatch and 142 kilos in clean and jerk.
Fatema wins gold in fencing
Fatema Muzib won gold for Bangladesh in the women’s singles fencing sabre category.
The gold medal is the third one for Bangladesh in the day and the seventh one they have achieved in this year’s event overall.
Bangladesh continue winning run with win over Nepal
Bangladesh defeated hosts Nepal by 44 runs during their round-robin league match at Kiritpur on Saturday.
Half-centuries from captain Najmul Hossain Shanto and Afif Hossain helped Bangladesh put up a decent total and win.
Shanto scored 75 from 60 balls in an innings that had four boundaries and four sixes while Afif scored a fast 52 from just 28 balls with six fours and one maximum.
The two batsmen helped Bangladesh put on 156-6 after 20 overs and in the halfway mark, Nepal could have fancied their chances.
But the Bangladesh bowlers put on a solid display to have the home side at 119-9 after 20 overs.
Sumon Khan (2-21), Tanvir Islam (2-20), Soumya Sarkar (2-20), and Mahedi Hasan (2-30) all bowled well to keep the hosts at bay.
The win takes Bangladesh to three wins from three games and in second position in the table with Sri Lanka, who have the same number of points but a better net run rate.
Shooting brings a silver medal
In the 10-meter air-rifle mixed event, Bangladesh’s Abdullah Hel Baki and Sayeda Atkiya Hasan Disha won the silver medal, as India clinched gold in the final.
Wrestlers win silver and bronze medals
In the women’s 55 kg category, Rimi Sarkar won silver while in the men’s 97 kg category, Rashid Hawladar won bronze.