AR archers from Manipur and Nagaland shine in China

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 18, 2019: Three archers of Assam Rifles Archery team trained by 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) have bagged five Gold, three Silver and one Bronze medals at the recently concluded World Police and Fire Games held in Chengdu, China from August 9 to 18.

Two male archers Rifleman G. Robert Sharma, who hails from Manipur, clinched three Gold medals in the Compound bow archery events while Rifleman Z Demo, a resident of Nagaland, bagged one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medals in the Wooden bow events.

Mahila Rifleman SP Lydia, who hails from Manipur, won one Gold and two Silver medals in the woman’s category in the Wooden bow events.

While Rifleman G. Robert Sharma had earlier won three Gold medals in the previous World Police and Fire Games at Los Angeles in 2017, the other two archers participated for the first time at international level.

Each Archer could participate in only three archery events at the World Police and Fire Games. The three archers participated in the Bare Target, Field Archery and 3 D Archery events winning medals in each of the three events they participated in.

A reception and felicitation ceremony is being planned for the archers on their return to Imphal, said a statement released by Assam Rifles.






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