Islamic Games: Baki, Disha bring gold
12:00 AM, May 15, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:04 AM, May 15, 2017

Islamic Games: Baki, Disha bring gold

Bangladesh produced their first ever Islamic Solidarity Games gold medal as shooters Abdullahel Baki and Syeda Atkiya Hasan Disha won gold in the 10m air rifle team event in the 4th iteration of the tournament in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku yesterday.

Their exploits came just a day after Rabbi Hasan Munna clinched silver in the men's 10m air rifle event.

The Bangladeshi duo eased past Iran's Najmeh Khedmati and Pourya Norouziyan in the gold medal match, winning by a margin of 5-1. Turkey won bronze after defeating another Iranian duo.

Bangladesh's other participating pair, Rabbi Hossain Munna and Mahfuza Jannat Jui, finished sixth in the event.

The result means that Bangladesh have already leapfrogged their previous best haul in the event -- one silver medal and a bronze in Indonesia in 2013 -- within just two days of this year's Games with a silver and a gold. 

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