City archer feels Singapore training has helped him immensely
Lenin underwent advanced training with IOC-certified coach BilweeSAAP helped him go to Singapore by granting Rs. 1 lakh
VIJAYAWADA: City-based international archer Cherukuri Lenin has said that his 21-day advanced training with International Olympic Committee (IOC)-certified coach Bilwee at Singapore has helped him immensely fine-tune his grey areas.
Speaking to The Hindu , Mr. Lenin, who is among the top 16 archers in the country, said that more emphasis was laid on bow tuning and also on time management. "In a competition, six arrows should be released in four minutes.
Quite often, the wind plays a decisive role. Mr. Bilwee gave some tips as to how to prepare mentally before a big event." The young archer also said that Mr. Bilwee imparted a couple of breathing exercises to improve the level of concentration while releasing the arrow. Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) played an important role in Mr. Lenin's trip to Singapore by granting Rs. 1 lakh for coaching. Mr. Lenin, a degree student with SRR & CVR College, is keen on doing well in the Mexico world- ranking competitions, followed by the World Cup at Shanghai and Commonwealth meet in Jamshedpur from October 8 to 14.
Mr. Lenin hogged the limelight at the recently concluded ranking meet at Kolkata by setting a new national record by garnering 1,341 points in the compound segment. "My aim is to erase the existing 1,365 barrier, which is the world record. I would like to achieve the feat in the Shanghai World Cup," he said.