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State archery outfit selected

Jamshedpur, March 22: Archers of Seraikela-Kharsawan scored over their counterparts from other parts of Jharkhand to secure berths in the state outfit that will take part in the 6th mini national championship in Vijaywada from April 11 to 14.

Working secretary of Jharkhand Archery Association announced the 23-member squad today, a day after JRD Tata Sports Complex hosted the trials.

Of the 23 archers who will don state jerseys, 14 hail from Seraikela-Kharsawan. Four archers from Silli and three from East Singhbhum have also made it to the state side. One archer each from Dhanbad and West Singhbhum have been selected.

In Indian division (boys), Seraikela’s Krishna Swansi and Gora Ho, Dhanbad’s Hemant Kumar and Silli’s Mohd Sohaib Akhtar made it to the state team. Surajo Bankira from Seraikela-Kharsawan, Basanti Birua from West Singhbhum, Komalika Bari from East Singhbhum and Bhawani Kumari from Silli made it to the girls’ side in Indian division.

As for recurve (boys’) category, Seraikela-Kharsawan’s Amit Kumar, Suraj Jamuda and Ramcharan Lohar and East Singhbhum’s Akash Sinha were chosen. Madhu Kumari, Sushmita Kumari and Gayatri Pradhan from Seraikela-Kharsawan and Subhoshree Sen from East Singhbhum made it to the girls’ recurve side.

In the compound division, Seraikela-Kharsawan’s Prakash Hembrom, Mohan Sahu and Amit Mahto were cleared for the national meet. Julie Kumari Tanti and Hiramani Naguri from the same district and Silli eves Sushma Kumari and Ranchiwala Kumari from Silli made it to the girls’ side in the compound division.

Jharkhand squad will depart for the venue by Tata Alleppy Express on April 8. The state archery body is likely to conduct a training camp for the selected archers.


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