Jharkhand’s Deepti Kumari Crowned National Archery Champion

Jamshedpur 10th Oct 2021: The 40th NTPC Senior National Archery Championship, a 10-day long sporting event, concluded today at JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur.

The championship was hosted by Jharkhand Archery Association in association with Tata Archery Academy of Tata Steel under the aegis of Archery Association of India (AAI) and Jharkhand Archery Association.

The championship was inaugurated on October 2, 2021, at the Archery Ground, JRD Tata Sports Complex.

Dr. M Tamil Vanan, IPS, Senior Superintendent of Police, East Singhbhum District, Jharkhand, and Sanjeev Paul, Vice President, Safety, Health and Sustainability, Tata Steel, graced the concluding day with their presence and presented the prizes to the winners.

Jharkhand state was declared the overall champion of the tournament.

In the women’s round, Deepti Kumari of Birsa Munda Archery Center, Zona, near Ranchi, won the gold medal and emerged as the national champion, while Komalika Bari of Jamshedpur won the silver medal.

Besides this, in the women’s team event, Madhya Pradesh defeated Jharkhand. Jharkhand’s Komalika Bari, Ankita Bhakta, Deepti Kumari, and Lakshmi Hembrom had to be content with silver medals.

The championship saw the presence of over 1,000 archers from 40 member associations (India’s States + UTs + other associations such as SPSB, AIPSB, etc.), team officials, sports control or promotion boards, esteemed jury, and officials.

The championship had three event categories: Indian round, compound, and recurve (men’s and women’s).

The top 55 archers from the championship (including recurve and compound archery) will participate in the 2021 Asian Archery Selection Trial being organized on October 10-11, 2021, in Jamshedpur.

After this, the selected archers will be part of the Senior National Camp to be held at Jamshedpur from 17th October to 17th November 2021.

However, the 2021 Asian Archery Championships will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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