24 archers short-listed for World Youth meet

June 10th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) The Archery Association of India (AAI) has short-listed 24 archers in the junior (under-18) and cadet (under-16) age categories for the World Youth archery championship to be held in Ogden, Utah July 12-19.
Announcing the list after a three-day trial held at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Tuesday, Eastern Centre, AAI secretary general P.N. Mukherjee said the list was only provisional and not final.

“We will compare the results of the trials with that of prevailing world standards and send only those archers who have some realistic chances of winning medals for India,” he clarified.

The squad:

Junior (U-18)

Recurve (boys): Atanu Das and Pawan Xalxo (both Steel Plant) and Hemanta Basumatary (Assam)

Girls: Seema Verma and Sumita Kumari (both Steel Plant) and Balmai Hansda (Jharkhand).

Compound (boys): Ksh. Nikhon Singh (Manipur), Arjun Rao and Sanjay Swansi (both Jharkhand).

Girls: Asrita Kerketta, Priyanshu Kachap and Kiran Majhi (all Jharkhand).

Cadet (U-16)

Recurve (boys): Sanjay Boro, Prashant Nath (both Assam) and Mangal Ho (Jharkhand).

Girls: Deepika Kumari, V. Sharada and Padya Singh Sardar (all Steel Plant).

Compound (boys): Abhyudaya Srinet, Sudhakar Paswan (both Jharkhand) and Ritul Chatterjee (Andhra Pradesh).

Girls: S. Jayalakshmi (Maharashtra), Prerna Bhagat and Neelam Kumari (both Jharkhand).

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