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Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Thursday met the medal winners of the recently-concluded World Youth Archery Championship in New Delhi on Thursday.
The Indian team had won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal in team events at the Championship which was held at Rosario, Argentina from October 2 to 8. Congratulating the winners, Rathore enquired the team members and their coaches about the overall performance of India in the championships and training given to players.
Rathore, who had won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, suggested that the players should adopt such events in Archery which will have better prospects at international competitions especially in Olympics.
Indian team comprising Ankita Bhakat and N Jemson Singh won gold medal in Junior Recurve Mixed Team event, while Jemson, Atul Verma and Sukhmani Gajanan Babrekar won the silver medal in Junior men recurve.
Khushboo Dhyala, Sanchita Tiwary and Divya Dhayal won the bronze in Cadet Compound Girls. India stood 7th in the overall medal tally at the Championship.