Dhaka, Bangladesh
Antara bags gold in kumite event

Antara bags gold in kumite event

Humayara Akter Antara won the fourth gold medal for Bangladesh in the final of the women's -61kg kumite event at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games held Tuesday at Nepal Karate Academy at Satdobato in Lalitpur, Nepal, reports BSS. In the final, Antara beat Nepal's Anu Gurung by 5-2 points. Earlier, on way to the final, she defeated Gul Naz of Pakistan by 4-0 points in the semifinal. Bangladesh won a total of three gold medals on the day till the last report came in hand in the morning and all came from karate disciplines. Al Amin won the first gold on the day for Bangladesh in the karate men's individual under-60 kg weight category while Marzan Akter Piya secured the day's second gold for Bangladesh by beating her Pakistani rival Kousar Sana by 4-3 points in 55kg category of Women's Kumite Karate final. It was Antara who brought the first medal for Bangladesh by winning bronze in the Karate women's singles kata event on Monday. Earlier on Monday, Dipu Chakma won the first gold medal for the country in the Taekwondo poomsae event 29-plus-year category in the ongoing SA Games.

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