About Bangladesh

A leading shooting club of Bangladesh

Geography

Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. Tropical monsoons and frequent floods and cyclones inflict heavy damage in the delta region.

Country Profile

Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan joined the Commonwealth in 1972 but made their first appearance at the Games only in 1990 in Auckland. Bangladesh won 4 medals in Commonwealth and all of those have come from the sport of shooting. They won a Gold medal and a bronze in 1990 and followed that up with another gold in 2002 and a silver in 2006.

Shooting in Bangladesh came to spotlight when Asif Hossain Khan clinched the 10m Air Rifles gold medal in Commonwealth Games in 2002 and repeated his success in South Asian Games in 2004. But, after the double feats, Asif was going through a bad-patch and was dropped from Bangladesh's 2008 Beijing Olympic squad for poor performances. But he bounced back boldly to celebrate his return shooting his best score of 694.5 to bag the 10m air Rifles gold in the 4th South Asian Shooting Championship in Pakistan in the same year.Asif khan will be a key player in 10 m air rifle. Abdullah Hel Baki, who will team up with Asif and Shovan Chowdhury in the team's 10m air rifles in the SA Games, is also in a very good form.

Sharmin Akhtar, who won Bangladesh a gold medal at the 9th SAF Games has been kept on standby as Sharmin Akhter Ratna, Sadia Sultana and Tripti Datta are set to compete in both individual and team events of 10m air rifles. Gold-winning shooter of the Commonwealth Championship and 8th SAF games Sabrina sultana is expected to grab gold in 50m rifle prone.

Although Bangladesh won just two silvers in the last SAF games in Colombo but now BOA hoped that the shooters will wipe out the shocking performance with success in this 11th SA Games. If shooters do their job well and do justice to themselves, shooting can be a goldmine for host Bangladesh.


List of the Compititions Bangladesh Achieved Gold Medals

  • 1989: National Shooting Complex, Gulshan by Ateequr Rahman on .22 Free Pistol
  • 1990: Aukland, Newzland by Ateequr Rahman on .177 Air Pistol
  • 1991: National Shooting Complex, Gulshan by Ateequr Rahman on .177 Air Pistol
  • 1991: National Shooting Complex, Gulshan by Ateequr Rahman on .22 Free Pistol
  • 1989: National Shooting Complex, Gulshan by Ateequr Rahman on .22 Free Pistol
  • 1990: Aukland, Newzland by Ateequr Rahman on .177 Air Pistol
  • 1991: National Shooting Complex, Gulshan by Ateequr Rahman on .177 Air Pistol
  • 1991: National Shooting Complex, Gulshan by Ateequr Rahman on .22 Free Pistol