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2021 World Archery Youth Championships

The 2021 World Archery Youth Championships was the 17th edition of the Championships. The event was held in Wrocław, Poland from 9th to 15th August, 2021, and was organised by World Archery.

Indian Archers at the 2021 World Archery Youth Championships

India won the highest ever 15 medals including 8 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals at the Youth World Archery Championships.

Compound Archers bagged 3 Gold, 2 Silver & 2 Bronze whereas Recurve Arches clinched 5 Gold and 3 Bronze in the presence of a total of 520 Archers.

Key Highlights:

» Two New Youth World Records by Indian Compound Cadet Girls Trio- Priya Gurjar, Parneet Kaur & Ridhu Varshini, Senthi kumar established the Cadet Compound Team World Record by securing 2067 out of possible 2160 points.

» Komalika Bari (U21 Junior Recurve) won Gold Medal. Komalika Bari became the second Indian after Deepika Kumari to win both the Cadet and Junior Recurve Women World Champions’ titles.

» Priya Gurjar (U18 Cadet Compound) became the first Indian Archer to win two Gold medals at any Youth World Championship with a total of three medals (2 Gold+1 Silver).

» Bishal Changmai (U18 Cadet Recurve) became the first Indian Archer to win two Gold medals at any Youth World Championship with a total of three medals including one Bronze.

» Sakshi Chaudhary (U21 Junior Compound) became the first Indian woman Junior Compound archer to reach the final in the category and managed to win Individual Silver Medal in her debut International event.

Gold Medalists Team:

Cadet Compound Women’s Team, Cadet Compound Men’s Team, Junior Recurve Men’s Team, Cadet Recurve Men’s Team, Cadet Compound Men’s Team, Cadet Recurve Mixed Team, Junior Recurve Mixed Team

Bronze medalists included:

» Parneet Kaur in the Compound Cadet Women’s category

» Rishabh Yadav in the Compound Junior Individual (Men and Women) event

» Manjiri Manoj Alone and Bishal Changmai in the Recurve Cadet Individual (Men and Women) event as well as the Cadet Recurve Women’s Team

Team Performances:

» Cadet Compound Archers took all three possible team Gold medals (Boys Team, Girls Team and Mixed Team)

» Cadet Recurve & Cadet Compound Archers bagged all the 6 medals (5 Gold and 1 Bronze) for the first time.

Source: PIB

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