Fatema wins gold in SAG fencing


KATHMANDU, Dec 7, 2019 (BSS) – Fatema Mujib today secured the third gold for Bangladesh on the day when she bagged women’s individual sabre in the ongoing South Asian Games fencing held at Kirtipur in Kathmandu.

With this, the gold tally for Bangladesh reached seven so far in this edition. Thapan Rabina of Nepal won silver while Thingujam Diana Devi of India and Basnet Asmita of Sri Lanka jointed bagged bronze medal in this event.

Earlier, Mabia Akter Shimanto won the day’s first gold medal in the women’s 76-kg weight category weightlifting while Bangladesh army’s Jiarul Islam become the second athlete of the day as he won the second gold for Bangladesh in 96-kg men’s category.