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Updated: September 8, 2013 12:03 IST

Surekha for Antalya and Chinese Taipei

J. R. Shridharan
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After sealing her berth in the world youth archery championship at Wuxi in China, the city teenage archer Jyothi Surekha continued her dream run by topping the table and emerging winner at the National Ranking tournament at Aurangabad on Saturday.

She will be part of the Indian team for both the senior world championship (Antalya, Turkey) and Asian championship at Chinese Taipei. Surekha, a first-year mechanical engineering student of Koneru Lakshmaiah University, garnered 23 points out of 32 points to emerge winner and closely following her was Trisha Deb with 22 points.

“In the four National ranking tourneys held at Delhi, Hyderabad, Jharkahand and Aurangabad, Surekha tallied 88 points to emerge No.1 compound archer in the country,” says the archer’s father Surendra. Incidentally Surekha is world No. 36 compound archer.

Surekha, a product of Volga Archery Academy, has been performing consistently in the national circuit and she is a regular member of the Indian women’s compound team. She could not participate in the World Stage I and 11 events at China and Turkey as she finished fifth in the ranking at Jamshedpur in April owing to lack of form. Later she regained her lost touch both in performance and in confidence.

Surekha’s itinerary is packed with national camps and international tourneys and she will be in city for a week to undergo a series of tests with physiotherapist. “She (Surekha) badly needs rest for she has been moving around playing and training vigorously. She will leave for senior world championship at Antalya (Turkey) from September 29 to October 6 and later she will leave for Wuxi at China for the world youth championship from October 13 to 20.

She will head for Chinese Taipei for the Asian archery championship from October 29 to November 2.

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