From Our Correspondent
SHILLONG, Jan 3: The archery test event for the upcoming South Asian Games and the tiol Ranking Fils kicked off at the First Ground, Polo on Sunday.
As many as 96 top archers from across the country including the likes of Deepika Kumari, Dola Banerjee, Jayanta Talukdar and Rajat Chouhan among others are participating in the event.
The event was iugurated by working president of Meghalaya State Olympic Association John Kharshiing who welcomed the archers besides expressing happiness over the fact that an event of such magnitude was taking place in the Meghalaya capital.
The MSOA working president recollected that during the last South Asian Games India bagged around 19 gold medals and the archers played a major part in it. “We should take it up as a challenge to surpass that record,” he added.
The day started with the 1/4 elimition rounds for sub junior boys and girls categories in both recurve and compound. This was followed by the junior boys and girls competing at the recurve and compound disciplines. The senior men and women archers also battled it out in the disciplines later in the day.
At the end of Day 1 the following archers made it to the fil round and will take on each other tomorrow:
Sub Jr. Compound Boys: Mash Jyoti Changmai (SSCB) v P. Dingku Singh (HP).
Sub Jr. Compound Girls: Sakshi Vedhwan (UP) v K. Jyosh (AP).
Sub Jr Boy’s Recurve: Nishant Kumawat (SSCB) v Kilenmeren Ao (galand)
Sub Jr Girl’s Recurve: Ankita Bhakat (Jharkhand) v Simranjit Kaur (Punjab)
Jr Compound Boy’s: Mash Jyoti Changmai (SSCB) v Aman (Rajasthan)
Jr Compound Girl’s: Prabhjot Kaur (Punjab) v Swati Dudhwal (Rajasthan)
Jr. Recurve Boy’s: Vijay Kumar (UP) v Binod Swansi (Jharkhand)
Jr Recurve Girl’s: Simranjit Kaur (Punjab) v Himani Boro (Assam)
Sr Compound Men: Rajat Chouhan (Rajasthan) v Abhishek Verma (Delhi)
Sr Compound Women: Swati Dudhwal (Rajasthan) v Trisha Deb (RSPB)
Sr Recurve Men: Mangal Singh Champia (RSPB) v Atanu Das (PSPB)
Sr. Recurve: Women Deepika Kumari (Jharkhand) v Laxmi Rani Majhi (RSPB).
Sub Jr Boy’s: Compound Bronze Dharmendar Sourat (Harya)
Sub Jr Girls: Compound Bronze P. Geethika Lakshmi (Andhra Pradesh)
Recurve Boy’s: Bronze Mukesh Boro (Assam),
Recurve Girls: Bronze Bhagyashree Kolte (Maharashtra).