Golfer Siddikur to feature in Olympics Thursday

Golfer Siddikur to feature in Olympics Thursday


Dhaka – Country’s celebrated golfer Siddikur Rahman will make his debut in the 31st Olympic Games in Rio on Thursday taking part in the men’s individual stroke play.The first round of the event in which Bangladesh eyes better outcome will begin at 4:30 pm Bangladesh time,UNB news agency reported.

Meanwhile, Bangladeshi swimmer Mahfizur Rahman Sagar will also appear
in his lone Olympics event — men’s 50-metre freestyle heats, also on Thursday at 10 pm (BST).Country’s lone archer Shamoly Ray was scheduled to face upper-ranked
Gabriela Bayardo of Mexico in the women’s individual elimination round of 32 of the ongoing Olympic Games Archery at Sambodromo in Rio on Wednesday midnight.  Archer Shamoly, who was placed 53rd among 63 competitors scoring 600 in the individual ranking round of the Games Archery on the opening day (Friday), will have a tough task of facing 12th ranked Gabriela Bayardo in the individual elimination round at 12:39 am (BST) .Gabriela was placed 12th scoring 648 in the individual ranking round.Archer Shamoly Ray was the first athlete of the seven-member Bangladesh team that began the campaign in the ongoing Rio Olympics on the very first day.Another swimmer, Sonia Akhter, will compete in women’s 50-metre freestyle heats on Friday (Aug 12) at 10 pm (BST) while athlete Shirin Akhter will contest the women’s 100-metre sprint heats, also on Friday (Aug 12) at 8:55 pm (BST).Athlete Mesbah Ahmed will take part in his only event of the men’s 100-metre sprint heats on Saturday (Aug 13) at 6:30 pm, (BST).Earlier on Monday, Bangladeshi ace shooter and the 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Abdullah Hel Baki was eliminated from the qualification round of his favourite Olympics event, men’s 10-metre air rifles, at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Rio.Baki finished 25th among the 50 competitors scoring 621.2 in six qualifying series.In his first Olympics appearance, Bangladeshi celebrated shooter Baki scored 103.8+ 104.0+105.4+103.6+ 100.6 +103.8 = 621.2 to be eliminated from the qualification round.Italian shooter Noccola Campriani topped the list scoring 630.2 to qualify for the eight-man final round. Indian celebrated shooter Abhinav Bindra finished 7th to qualify for the finals scoring 625.5.


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