A top woman officer of the Meghalaya government and a former Federation Cup champion archer has been selected as one of the judges for the 2012 London Olympics.
The World Archery Federation officially informed Matsiewdor War of her international appointment earlier this week.
She is the lone official from India in the archery event during the 2012 London Olympics, slated to be held from July 27 to August 12, next year.
Matsiewdor, the 1985 Federation Cup champion, is currently serving as Meghalaya Cooperative Marketing & Consumers' Federation Managing Director and as an officer on special duty for Cooperation department in the state.
Asked for her reaction, Matsiewdor said, “I am excited to be chosen to represent the country and North-East and my people at home.”
The former Sports and Youth Affairs director had qualified as an international judge after appearing for two examinations at Seoul, South Korea in 1994.
World Archery Federation had recognised Matsiewdor as one of its officials at the 2006 Doha Asian Games in Qatar and later at the Youth World Archery Championships at Ogden, Utah in 2009, besides other events in Bangladesh and other countries.
Matsiewdor said, “Even though I have not been able to make it big in international arena as an archer, I am happy to have been able to do this as an official judge.”
Matsiewdor will be leaving for the London Olympics in the last week of July.