Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju today felicitated the Indian archery contingent for their superlative performance at the World Archery Championships held in The Netherlands last week.
The Indian archery team returned with three medals including silver and two bronze from the recently concluded World Championship in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
The trio of Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav won the silver medal in the men’s recurve team event and also secured a quota for the 2020 Olympics.
In the women’s events, Jyothi Surekha Vennam produced a stellar show to help the compound team, also featuring Muskan Kirar and Raj Kaur, bag the bronze medal. The 22-year-old then went on to win another bronze in the individual category.
In the women’s category, Jyothi Surekha Vennam won India’s first individual medal in women’s compound archery as she clinched a bronze medal following a shoot-off win over Turkey’s Yesim Bostan.
Besides extending all training support, Sports Authority of India is also making arrangements for a mental trainer for the team to help them improve their focus and skills, in preparation for the Olympics.