Aditi Swami becomes U-18 compound world champion

Limerick (Ireland), Jul 8 (PTI) Rising archer Aditi Swami defeated Leann Drake of the USA to become the Under-18 women’s world champion here on Saturday.

Fresh from breaking the Under-18 compound women qualifying record at last month’s World Cup, Aditi carried the momentum to the ongoing Youth World Championships to defeat Leann 142-136 in the final.

Dominating the contest from the first end, Aditi took a five-point lead at the halfway mark and sealed India’s fourth gold in the tournament.

Making her senior debut at the World Cup, Aditi had won a team bronze in Medellin, Colombia last month.

Aditi has also won an individual silver medal at the Asia Cup Leg 3 in Sharjah last year.

India have so far won eight medals that also includes one silver and three bronze.

The Indian archers are also in the hunt for a gold and bronze medal later on Saturday.

Priyansh will face Alijaz Brenk of Slovenia in the U-21 compound men’s section, while Avneet Kaur will fight for a bronze against Hallie Boulton of England in the U-21 compound women’s section.

Source: PTI News


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