Armin sets new mark
Armin Asha of Narayanganj Rifles Club broke her own record to snatch gold in the Women's 10m Air Pistol event of the 25th National Shooting Competition at the Gulshan Shooting Complex yesterday. Asha scored 473.9 points out of 509 to take the gold, beating her nearest finisher Miti Dewan (454.2) of Dhaka Rifles Club by a massive 19.7 points. Sinthia Naznin of Dhaka Rifles Club took the bronze scoring 451.5 points.
The 473.9 point score was an 8.7 point improvement over Asha's previous record (465.2) which she set during the 2009 National Championship. This was the second national record in the ongoing championships after Sharmin Akter Ratna broke the 10m Air Rifle record on Sunday.
Tripti Dutta of BKSP Shooting Club, who came second best to Ratna in that event, made up for her missed gold by winning the Women's 50m Rifle Three Position gold yesterday. Tripti took the gold with a score of 654.5 points, beating Suraiya Akter of Narayanganj Rifles Club (632.2) to silver and Sharmin Shilpa of Dhaka Rifles Club (627.2) to bronze.
In the Men's 25m Pistol event, Sheikh Shahadat Ahmed of Army Shooting Association won gold with a score of 519. Silver went to Hafizur Rahman of Kushtia Rifles Club (508) while bronze was taken by Ripon Kumar Saha of BKSP Shooting Club (502).
On the last day of the meet today, three events will be decided. Those are: Men's 10m Air Pistol; Men's 50m Rifle Three Position; and Men's Skit Shooting.