The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) expects good performance from Bangladeshi athletes in shooting, archery and hockey in this month's Youth (U-17) Olympic Games as a 23-member Bangladesh contingent will leave here for china on August 15 for the second edition, scheduled to be held in Nanjing from Aug 16 to 28.
Apart from these three disciplines, Bangladesh will also take part in swimming and weightlifting but the officials are not expecting much from these two disciplines.
"As shooters and archers have been receiving special training since February under foreign coaches, we hope that they will produce good results," said BOA secretary general Syed Shahed Reza at a press conference at the BOA auditorium yesterday.
Archer Prennoy Murong will compete in 70m recurve bow event while shooter Sharmin Akter of BKSP will take part in the 10m air rifle event.
"Apart from shooting and archery, we have also pinned our hopes on hockey team, who qualified directly for five-a-side hockey event of the Games," said Reza, adding that they had to send athletes to other disciplines despite knowing that those disciplines would not bring any positive results.