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Two year old girl in India sets national archery record


Vijaywada: A two-year-old girl from India is reported to have set a new national record in archery. This new information is according to the India Book of Records.
The girl is reported to be from Vijaywada, the city belongs to the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh
The girl called Dolly Shivani Cherukuri whose age becomes three next week, is the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at a trial event in Archery.
She has fired 36 arrows to a target located 5m away and then again at a target 7m away, making a total of 388 points.
Her achievements were witnessed by senior sports personalities and officials from India Book of Records.
Archery Association of India official Gunjan Abrol told that they were very much impressed by the marvelous performance of the two year old female child and they were very much proud of her.
Her father, Cherukuri Satyanarayana, said that she had been training since birth to be a champion.
Mr Satyanarayana, who runs an archery academy in Vijaywada, also said that when they came to know about the interest and taste of the baby, they were deciding to mold her as an archer.
He added that the preparations for this achievement were started even when she was in the womb itself.
Mr Satyanarayana said that they had carbon free arrows specially made for the toddler when she was first learning the archery to ensure that they were light enough for her to carry.
Archery experts said that the children were given intensive training on lighter bows while the same specially made for Dolly had also been very light.
According to the Archery experts Children can be trained daily for a duration of two hours while they cannot be forced too much.
But regarding Dolly, she is capable to face tremendous training as she belongs to a family of archers.
Photographs from India Book of Records have showed the toddler posing with her gold medal and certificate.
Satyanarayana now expects the name of his daughter to be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.


Video on the two year old girl who performs Archery