SPORT

Indian squad leaves

KOLKATA: A 29-member Indian contingent led by Purnima Mahato reached Ogden (Utah) in the USA to participate in the World Youth Archery Championship, which will be held from July 13 to 19. The contingent includes five officials and 24 archers in the junior (under-18) and cadet (under-16) age categories.

The teams, having some outstanding talents, are expected to come out with some good results.

The squad: Junior (U-18): Recurve: Boys: Atanu Das and Pawan Xalxo (both Steel Plant) and Hemanta Basumatary (Asm). Girls: Seema Verma and Sumita Kumari (both Steel Plant) and Balmai Hansda (Jhar). Compound: Boys: Ksh. Nikhon Singh (Mani), Arjun Rao and Sanjay Swansi (both Jhar). Girls: Asrita Kerketta, Priyanshu Kachap and Kiran Majhi (all Jhar).

Cadet (U-16): Recurve: Boys: Sanjay Boro, Prashant Nath (both Asm) and Mangal Ho (Jhar). Girls: Deepika Kumari, V. Sharada and Padya Singh Sardar (all Steel Plant). Compound: Boys: Abhyudaya Srinet, Sudhakar Paswan (both Jhar) and Ritul Chatterjee (AP). Girls: S. Jayalakshmi (Mah), Prerna Bhagat and Neelam Kumari (both Jhar). Leader: Ms. Purnima Mahato; Coaches: Ch. Lenin, Raju Singh, Rajendra Guiya and Mohan Kumar Singh.

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