Assam unsurprisingly finished atop the medals table as the 33rd sub-junior National archery championships concluded ere on Saturday.
Led by youth internationals Mainaw Narzary and Himani Boro, archers from the State hauled in five more medals on the concluding day to end with a tally of 14 (6G, 4S, 4B).
“This is a hat-trick of first-place finishes for us so we’re delighted,” Assam’s coach R.K. Raju Singh said afterwards.
The Recurve archer Mainaw supplemented her medal stock with two more golds (mixed team, team) and a silver (Olympic) on Saturday, to take her total to four golds, two silvers, and a bronze. Host Karnataka, meanwhile, went away with its best haul ever (2S, 1B) after the pair of Abhiraj Singh Dev Pahargarh and Monisha V. Shankar claimed a silver in the Recurve mixed team event.
The results: Compound: Boys: 1. Arun Kumar (UP); 2. Shahensha Biruli (Jha); 3. Hitesh Tomar (UP). Girls: 1. V. Jyothi Surekha (AP); 2. Maselo Mehu (Arunachal); 3. Purvesha Sudhir Shende (AP). Compound (team): Boys: 1. SSCB; 2. Punjab; 3. Manipur.
Girls: 1. Arunachal Pradesh; 2. Manipur; 3. Andhra Pradesh. Compound (mixed team): 1. Andhra Pradesh; 2. Nagaland; 3. Rajasthan.
Recurve (Olympic round): Boys: 1. M. Jemson Singh (SSCB); 2. Guru Charan (Jha); 3. Besrang Narzary (Asm). Girls: 1. Himani Boro (Asm); 2. Mainaw Narzary (Asm); 3. M. Harathi (AP). Recurve (team): Boys: 1. SPSB; 2. Uttar Pradesh; 3. SSCB. Girls: 1. Assam; 2. Jharkhand; 3. Andhra Pradesh. Recurve (mixed team): 1. Assam; 2. Karnataka; 3. Nagaland. Final standings: 1. Assam (6G, 4S, 4B); 2. SPSB (5G, 2B); 3. Jharkhand (3G, 8S, 2B).