I would like to dedicate my success to my mother because she’s been my constant strength and moral support throughout the years. She was the one who introduced me to the archery club where I got my first training. She went against all odds in helping me purchase equipment. Even when I had to shift my base from West Bengal to Punjab, my mother never stopped motivating me and always encouraged me to give my best.
The Indian archers gave a good account of themselves in the National Archery Meet. Also the event provided a good platform for youngsters like Vakil Raj Dindor to display their temperament.
Abhishek’s second gold – A day after capturing the 50m compound ranking round gold with a new national record, the Delhi lad produced yet another impressive performance to pick up the yellow metal in the Olympic ranking round, beating Kawalpreet Singh of Punjab 148-139 in the final.
There is something heartening about Abhishek Verma’s success. The easy smile hides a tough introduction to this sport. Some years back his father’s jewellery business was not doing well and his father had to shut his jewellery shop. With the help of support from his extended family, the youngster was able to continue following his vocation and even purchase expensive equipment that was required for Compound archery.
The Indian men’s team of Abhishek Verma, Sandeep Kumar and Rajat Chauhan had to overcome several odds to reach this stage and it is heartening to see their success on the biggest stage for Compound Archery. The temperament and chutzpah displayed by these youngsters in the finals, unnerved the champions, South Korea and helped India win a gold.
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