Howrah duo Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar win gold in Asian Games

first_imgThe duo from Howrah bagged a gold medal in the 18th Asian Games in Bridge competition on Saturday.Pranab Bardhan (60) and Shibnath Sarkar (56) topped the points table in the men’s pair event with 384 points.Celebrations have already begun at their hometown and the locals are rejoicing.”We have already started celebrations after hearing the news, and it will continue till they return back home,” a resident and neighbour of Shibnath Sarkar said.ASIAN GAMES 2018 FULL COVERAGE | MEDALSLixin Yang and Gang Chen, the Chinese pair won the silver medal scoring 378.They were followed by the Indonesian Combo of Henry Lasut and Freddy Eddy Manoppo with bronze scoring 374.Another duo from Bengal, Sumit Mukherjee and Debabrata Majumdar, residents of Birati, Kolkata finished in ninth place with a score of 333.India rank in the top 8 National Olympic Committee with 15 gold, 24 silver and 29 bronze.With this Bengal has registered a name in the game of Bridge also and this time with players who are not struggling in their teenage but on the verge of turning senior citizens.(With input from Suman Adak and Baidyanath Jha in Howrah)last_img

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