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Bangladeshi marksmen aiming high

20 July 2002

The Bangladeshi team are coming to the Commonwealth Games armed and ready.

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The shooting events are being held at Bisley in Surrey

The touring party to the shooting site in Bisley, Surrey comprises 11 members of the shooting team including three officials.

The inclusion of Russian coach Sidorov Alexandre for the last two months has helped the shooters better their mark but how they cope with English conditions remains the big poser.

The brightest medal hope is Sabrina Sultana, who won a gold medal in the Commonwealth Shooting Championships.

She will compete in the 10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone and 50m rifle three positions. Her teammates in these events will be Suraiya Akter and Fawzia Karim.

In the men's competition experienced Alam Rinki will be guiding young guns Asif Hossain, Kamrul Islam, Anwar Hossain and Mohammed Ali.

The shooting team

Sabrina Sultana (10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone, 50m rifle three positions)
Suraiya Akter (10m air rifle)
Fawzia Karim (10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone, 50m rifle three positions)
Saiful Alam Rinki (10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone, 50m rifle three positions)
Kamrul Islam (50m rifle prone, 50m rifle three positions)
Anwar Hossain (10m air rifle)
Mohammed Ali (10m air pistol, 25m standard pistol)
Sheikh Akram Ali (team manager)
Sidorov Alexandre (coach)
AN Isteaque Ahmed (assistant coach, armourer)

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