Madhya Pradesh: Archer Muskan Kirar equals world record, wins team gold

State archers bag 1 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze in total.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 08:35 PM IST
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Muskan Kirar |

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh’s compound archer Muskan Kirar has equalled the world record, scoring a total of 150 (11-X) at the 40th NTPC Senior National Archery Championship being held in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, state sports department officials stated on Wednesday.

Muskan, along with Ragini Marko, Srishti Singh and Nikita Dagar, clinched gold at the championship, beating Punjab by 232-230 points in the final on Wednesday.

The state archers won the team gold in the women’s compound event against Praneet Kaur, Prabhjot Kaur, Ritika Verma and Avneet Kaur of Punjab.

Marko bagged another silver for the state in women’s 50X50 m distance with a score of 699 out of 720 and Kirar secured the bronze with 698 points. Vennam Jyoti Surekha of PSPB bagged gold with 704 points out of 720.

Muskan won the silver medal in the individual Olympic round. Ragini won the bronze medal in the same event. The duo of Chirag and Ragini won the bronze medal by defeating Maharashtra by a margin of 157-154 in the mixed doubles. The medal tally of Madhya Pradesh has now become 6 with one gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

The National Archery Championship is being organised by Jharkhand Archery Association while Tata Steel is the local host. It began from October 1 and is scheduled to conclude on October 10 with final recurve round.

The last National Championships was held in Cuttack in 2019. The championship returning after the pandemic-induced break, had received maximum number of entries ever, that is, 950 from 40 units.

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