New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) All India Council of Sports (AICS) president Vijay Kumar Malhotra today congratulated the Indian archery team for winning three medals at the World Archery Youth Championships in Rosario, Argentina.
India won one gold, one silver and a bronze in various categories in the recently-concluded World Archery Youth Championship.
Mixed pair of Jemson Ningthoujam and Ankita Bhakat clinched the recurve team gold.
This is India’s first world title at the youth championships since Deepika Kumari’s victories in 2009 and 2011.
Ningthoujam also returned with another medal when he along with Shukmani Gajanan Babrekar and Atul Verma lost to a much-favoured Korean squad in the final of the men’s team event to settle for silver.
India took the bronze medal in the compound cadet women’s event when Khushbu Dhayal, Sanchita Tiwari and Divya Dhayal defeated their opponents from Great Britain 212-206 in the play-off.
The mixed team gold is India’s fourth World Archery Championship title across all disciplines. Deepika had won the recurve cadet title in 2009 and recurve junior crown in 2011.
Palton Hansda, in 2006, was the first Indian archer to be crowned world champion when he took gold in the compound junior men’s event.
Malhotra, who was also the president of Archery Association of India (AAI), congratulated the archery team and blessed them by saying that they should maintain their form to win medals in next year’s Asian Games.
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