India win compound men’s gold, Bhardwaj bags silver, bronze for mixed team

For the second consecutive Archery World Cup stage of the 2022, the Indian men’s team shone bright in the compound event as they defeated France to clinch gold in Gwangju, South Korea on Saturday. India’s compound archery trio of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan produced a stirring fightback against France in the men’s … Read more

UP teen set to complete inspiring journey

UP teen to represent India at Archery World Cup 2022 Photo: AP KEY HIGHLIGHTS 19-year-old archer Neeraj Chauhan is set to fulfill his lifelong dream. Neeraj used to sell vegetables in UP during the national lockdown in order to make ends meet. Thanks to the Sports Ministry, Neeraj will now represent India at the Archery … Read more

How Prabhas-starrer Baahubali inspired 12-year-old archer from Andhra Pradesh to take up archery

Madala Surya Hamsini watched blockbuster movie Bahubali when she was nine. Panchkula: Like most kids in Andhra Pradesh, Madala Surya Hamsini too was baptized into badminton. But when she was 9, she happened to watch the blockbuster movie Baahubali. Enamored by Prabhas and his skills in archery, she told her father that she was going … Read more

Khelo India Youth Games: Karnal girl Ridhi wins gold in recurve archery

Back in 2012, Manoj Kumar, who runs an ice cube business in Karnal, shifted to Gurgaon for a period of three months to learn archery from coach Bhagwat at the Haryana Sports department complex. Kumar wanted to learn the basics of archery for putting his daughter Ridhi Phor into the sport. He returned home three … Read more

Verma reaches SF with huge upset, also in mixed team bronze match with Jyothi

Abhishek Verma stormed into the men’s compound archery semifinals at the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama stunning world No 1 and former world champion Mike Schloesser in the quarterfinal. Verma also reached the bronze medal match in the mixed team event with Jyothi Surekha Vennam. The 33-year-old Verma qualified in ninth place after shooting 707, … Read more

With a quiver of hope, Jyothi Surekha Vennam makes the most of a second chance

For a world-class athlete, Jyothi Surekha Vennam is accepting of circumstances when things don’t work out for her. Where athletes sometimes expect past glories to make up for their present shortcomings, the 25-year-old compound archer understands and accepts the unforgiving nature of sport where even one bad afternoon can undo years of hard work. It … Read more