Komalika becomes recurve cadet world champion

Madrid, Aug 25:
Komalika Bari defeated higher-ranked Sonoda Waka of Japan in a one-sided final to become recurve cadet world champion and earn India’s second gold on the final day of the World Archery Youth Championships here today.
Jamshedpur-born Tata Archery Academy cadet, Komalika shot with brilliant composure and finesse to cruise to a 4-0 lead before wrapping it up 7-3.
The 17-year-old thus became India’s second recurve cadet (under-18) world champion after Deepika Kumari who won the title in 2009.
This was also India’s fourth individual world championship title after Deepika (cadet and junior) and Palton Hansda (compound junior in 2006).
“I’m feeling very nice because I won the World Championships. It’s also because of my coaches, they are very important,” Komalika, who made senior debut this year and was a member of the World Championship team in the Netherlands in June, said.
India concluded their campaign with two gold and one bronze medal in their last event before the World Archery suspension comes into effect.(PTI)


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