Indian two-year-old sets national archery record

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Indian two-year-old sets national archery record

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri from Vijaywada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh – who turns three soon – became the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at a trial event in archery in March, reports the Press Trust of India.

She fired 36 arrows at a target 5 meters away, then again at a target 7 meters away, making a total of 388 points.

Her achievement was witnessed by senior sports personalities and India Book of Records officials.

“We are all very proud of her. We are very impressed,” Archery Association of India official Gunjan Abrol told the BBC.

Dolly was conceived through surrogacy after the death of her brother, international archer and coach Cherukuri Lenin, in a road accident in 2010 reports said.

Her father, Cherukuri Satyanarayana, said she had been trained since birth to be a champion.

“When we came to know that the baby was on her way we decided to mould her as an archer,” news agency AFP quoted Mr Satyanarayana, who runs an archery academy in Vijaywada, as saying.

“The preparations started when she was in the womb itself,” he added.

Mr Satyanarayana said they had arrows specially made for the toddler out of carbon when she was first learning the sport to ensure they were light enough for her to carry.

Archery experts say children are trained on lighter bows and Mr Abrol says Dolly’s bow would also have been very light.

“You can’t put too much pressure on children, they can be trained for a maximum of two or three hours a day,” he said. “But Dolly comes from a family of archers so she’s capable of a lot.”

Photographs released by India Book of Records showed the toddler posing with her gold medal and certificate.

“My daughter achieved the feat we have been dreaming of… I can’t express in words how happy my family is,” Mr Satyanarayana told PTI.

He said they would now try to get Dolly’s name entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Use the words from the text to fill in the gaps in these sentences.

1. Everybody was really …………… when they heard about her wonderful results.

2. He knows everything about this sport. He’s a real …………… .

3. He doesn’t go to kindergarten yet, he’s just a …………… .

4. They …………… all their arrows immediately.

5. The champion was under great …………… as people expected to him to win again.

6. I don’t think I’m …………… of running a marathon.

7. He was so proud of his …………… that he framed it and put it on the wall in his room.

8. We made a checklist to …………… that we wouldn’t forget about anything.

9. Climbing Mount Everest was his greatest …………… .

10. His parents chose a name for him when he was still in his mother’s …………… .

Key:

1. impressed

2. expert

3. toddler

4. fired

5. pressure

6. capable

7. certificate

8. ensure

9. achievement / feat

10. womb

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Vocabulary

turns three

hároméves lesz

trial event

gyakorlás, edzés, nem hivatalos verseny

archery

íjászat

to fire

lőni, kilőni

arrow

nyíl

target

cél

achievement

teljesítmény

to witness

megfigyelni, tanúja lenni egy eseménynek

Book of Records

Rekordok könyve

to be impressed

le van nyűgözve

to conceive

megfoganni

surrogacy

béranyaság (amikor egy anya más gyerekét hordja ki és szüli meg)

coach

edző

road accident

közúti baleset

to train

edzeni, trenírozni

champion

győztes, bajnok

to mould

alakítani, formálni

womb

anyaméh

toddler

totyogós gyerek

carbon

szén

to ensure

biztosítani

expert

szakértő

bow

íj

pressure

nyomás

to be capable of something

valamire képes

to release

kiad, kibocsát

certificate

oklevél

feat

hőstett, fegyvertény

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