Atique Anam | The Daily Star
  • Atique Anam

  • The Bangla-loving Japanese

    “Nah, bhalo lage na. Duijon injured hoia gese,” said the Bangladesh karate team’s Japanese coach Tetsuro Kitamura in clear, if colloquial, Bengali following the women’s team’s close defeat to Pakistan in the final of the women’s kumite event of the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu yesterday.
  • Gold hope dashed by Priya injury

    Marzan Akter Priya saw both sides of the coin in less than 24 hours. On Tuesday morning, the 29-year-old karateka was basking in the glory of winning a gold medal in the South Asian Games.
  • Draw leaves booters on the edge

    Bangladesh coach Jamie Day defended his players, saying his team deserved to win based on performance, after a 1-1 draw against Maldives jeopardized their bid to reach the final of the football event of the South Asian Games.
  • Karate brings glory

    Humaira Akhter Antara could barely finish her sentences as she choked back the tears while expressing her feelings after winning Bangladesh a gold medal in women’s karate (under-61kg kumite) in the 13th South Asian Games at the Satdobato Sports Complex in Kathmandu yesterday.
  • Chencho punishes sloppy booters

    Bangladesh coach Jamie Day, in the pre-match press conference, had said that despite their two comfortable victories at home last month against Bhutan, the opening match of the South Asian Games in Kathmandu could be difficult. T