On the occasion of 75th Independence Day, Junior and Cadet Archers brought smiles on the faces of millions of people with their magnificent achievements at the concluding day of Youth World Archery Championship in Wroclaw (Poland).
With the support of National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) being the Chief Sponsor of Archery Association of India, the Junior and Cadet team's campaign ended in the biggest event for youth with 15 medals (8 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals) which is India's best ever performance in the Youth World Archery Championship. Prior to Wroclaw, Indian archers have won a total of 26 medals (6 Gold, 9 Silver and 11 Bronze) at the Youth World Archery Championships/Junior World (old name) and 15 medals alone in Wroclaw tells the success story of our Archers in the presence of more than 500 Archers of the world.
Yesterday was a glorious day for the Compound Archers as they claimed 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals, while Sunday proved to be a historic day for the Recurve archers and certainly for Indian Archery as they made a significant contribution to the Medal Tally by adding 5 Gold and 3 Bronze medals.
After targeting Gold in the Junior Recurve in Poland, Komalika Bari became the second Indian after Deepika Kumari to win both the Cadet and Junior Recurve women World Champions’ titles.
In a congratulatory message to the Junior and Cadet team, Shir Arjun Munda, President of Archery Association of India and Union Tribal Minister said “Congratulations to all on your stupendous triumph! We are very proud of you all. The efforts put in by each and every member of the contingent was outstanding. All your hard work, determination and sacrifices have paid off with your enormous victory today in Poland. You are the real star of this special day. May today’s success be the beginning of tomorrow’s great achievements in the biggest event.”
Shri Arjun Munda profusely thanked the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Sports Authority of India and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) for their invaluable support and cooperation extended towards Archers and the activities of Archery Association of India.