India women’s team of World Archery wins silver medal at World Archery Championship [ Current Affairs ]
Archery: Archery is a type of game in which player has to shoot with a bow and arrows at a target given to him or her as a sport. About World Archery Federation: The World Archery Federation also known as FITA stands for the French Federation International de Tir al Arc is the leading organization of the sport of archery. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
- It is composed of 156 national federations and other archery associations, and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
- FITA was founded on 4 September 1931 in Lwow, Poland. Its founders were France, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Poland, the United States, Hungary, and Italy.
About Indian team of Archery:
- India arrived in the London 2012 Olympics with a six person archery team.
- The 2012 Summer Olympics is properly the Games of the XXX Olympiad and it is commonly known as London 2012 .
- It was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games.
- It is governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
- It held in London of United Kingdom and to a smaller extent across the country from 25 July to 12 August 2012.
About winning of world archery championship:
- Indian women’s archery team has won silver medal in World Archery Championship held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Laxmirani Majhi, Deepika Kumari, and Rimil Buriuly were members of this team.
- In the final match of World Championship they lost to Russia by 4-5 score.
- Ksenia Perova, Inna Stepanova and Tuyana Dashidorzhieva were members of Russian team.
- While, Indian archer Rajat Chauhan has won silver medal in the World Archery Championships in the compound category.
- It was India’s first-ever individual medal in the World Archery Championships.
- Published on: August 3, 2015