LPU student and archer Aditya Choudhary, who is pursuing Bachelor of Arts, has won Gold medal in World Archery Youth Championships, Poland. Aditya Choudhary was part of U21 men’s recurve team final. Aditya along with his teammates Dhiraj Bommadevara and Parth Sushant Salunkhe defeated Spain with a score-line of 5-3. The trio faced stiff competition from the Spanish archers. Spanish archers dominated the first two rounds. Trailing 2-1 Indian archer made a remarkable comeback winning in consecutive sets thereby clinching gold and glory to the nation.
Team India registered a total of 15 medals – 8 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze, from the World Archery Youth Championships. The gold medalists included the Cadet Compound Women’s Team, the Cadet Compound Men’s Team, the Junior Recurve Men’s Teams, the Cadet Recurve Men’s Team, the Cadet Recurve Mixed Team, the Junior Recurve Mixed Team.
Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Team India’s spectacular performance at the World Archery Youth Championships.
Honorable Sports Minister Anurag Thakur interacted with the winners of the World Archery Youth Championships during an event that was held on Tuesday.
The World Archery Youth Championship is an international archery competition, held in alternate years since 1991. There are events in cadet and junior categories using recurve and compound bows. Target archery involves shooting at stationary circular targets set at specific distances. Archers shoot up to a distance of 70 meters (for recurve) and 50 meters (for compound) in standard competition.
LPU provides a 100% scholarship to its promising athletes, including a full fee waiver, free lodging and boarding, financial assistance for buying sports equipment, participating in various tournaments, and coaching and infrastructure. The university has one of the finest academic and sports infrastructure with Olympic size all-weather indoor swimming pool, a diving pool and warming up pool, 16 badminton courts, multiple squash courts, basketball courts, shooting range, and more.