Dipu Chakma wins first gold medal at SA Games

Published: 02 Dec 2019 | Updated: 02 Dec 2019   

Sports Correspondent

Taekwondo player Dipu Chakma of Bangladesh has won the first gold medal at the 13th South Asian Games (SA Games).

He won the medal in Individual Poomsae 29+ category on Monday in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

Dipu scored 16.24 points, beating his rivals from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Nepal to clinch the gold medal.

Dipu, who hails from Rangamati, in his immediate reaction after winning the gold medal, said, “It was difficult to express my feeling in a word and I still cannot believe that I have won the gold.”

Earlier, on the day, Homayara Akter Antara won the first medal for Bangladesh as she secured bronze in the Karate women’s singles kata event.

Antara finished third among the fifth participants in this event.

Pakistan won gold in the women’s kata event while the silver medal went to host Nepal.

On the other hand, Hasan Khan also won a bronze medal for Bangladesh in the men’s singles kata event.



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