3 year old AP girl sets national archery record

New Delhi: A three-year-old girl from Vijayawada, Dolly Shivani Cherukuri, conceived through surrogacy after the death of her brother late Indian coach and international archer Ch Lenin who died in a road accident soon after the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, groomed from birth to be an archery champion set a new national record on Tuesday.Nine days before her third birthday, Dolly became the youngest Indian to score 200 points over five and seven-metre distances according to Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury of the India Book of Records. 

“It's a record which will be difficult to break.” Dolly’s parents said they had arrows specially made for her out of carbon when she was first learning the sport to ensure she could carry them. “When we came to know that the baby was on her way, we decided to mould her as an archer,” Agence France-Presse quoted her father Cherukuri Satyanarayana, who runs an archery academy, as saying.

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri


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