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Bangladesh bags 3 more gold in SA games

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Bangladesh's Mabia Akter Simanta and Ziarul Islam won gold in weightlifting while Fatema Mujib bagged another gold in fencing on Saturday in the ongoing 13th edition of the South Asian Games in Nepal.

Mabia won gold in 76-kg category of women's weightlifting in Pokhara. She lifted 185 kgs -- 80 kg in snatch and 105 kg in clean and jerk -- on her way to beating her Sri Lankan counterpart.

Besides, Ziarul became the second athlete to win a gold for Bangladesh on the day. Ziarul won gold in 96-kg category of men's weightlifting.

Meanwhile, Fatema secured the third gold for Bangladesh on the day when she won women's individual sabre in fencing at Kathmandu.

With this, the gold tally for Bangladesh reached seven in this edition of the SA Games.

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