32nd Sahara Senior National Archery Championship to be held in Jamshedpur 24 to 29 January 2012
Sports Current Affairs December 2011. AAI announced that 32nd Sahara senior National archery championship will be held in Jamshedpur from 24 to 29 January 2012
The Archery Association of India (AAI) announced in late December 2011 that the 32nd Sahara senior National archery championship (recurve and compound) will be held at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur from 24 to 29 January 2012. The meet is to serve as the selection trials for aspirants of a place in the Indian archery team for the first Asian Grand Prix at Bangkok scheduled to be held 14 to 20 February 2012.
The best five finishers in the men's recurve section will vie for three places in the Indian team, and the best five women will vie for one spot in the women's recurve team at a selection trials to be held at SAI, Eastern Centre, from 3 to 6 February 2012.
The AAI retained Jayanta Talukdar and the three women archers, Chekrovolu Swuro, Deepika Kumari and L. Bombayla Devi, in the Indian team for all international competition till the London Olympics since they earned the country four Olympic quota places.
Four men and as many women compound archers will be selected out of top eight finishers in both the men's and women's sections at the Jamshedpur National for the Kolkata trials.
The AAI also announced the postponement of the 19th Sahara senior National (Indian round) archery championship scheduled to be held at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) from 9 to 13 January 2012. The meet was postponed till the last week of March 2012.