Arunachal's archers, boxers accorded rousing welcome

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Itnagar, February 20: The National Games gold medal winning archers of Arunachal Preadesh, their coach and boxers of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy, Chimpu, who participated in the highly competitive event, arrived in the state capital today morning from Kerala to a rousing welcome by the sports fraternity of the state.

Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) Secretary General Gechi Doke, Arunachal Karate Association president Likha Tara, general secretary L. Marik, Arunachal Archery Association Secretary Tadar Appa, Joint Secretary O.B. Meitei, among others were present to receive the team at Akash Deep, Ganga.
They congratulated the team and offered bouquets for their brilliant performance in the Games in a brief reception ceremony held in the morning, news agency The Arunachal Times reported..
Four archers from SLSA, namely Sorang Yumi, Genung Tekseng, Maselo Mihu and Netan Drema Khrimey representing state in the National Games won gold medal in Olympic Team Event. Sorang Yumi won one silver medal in individual event.
Genung, Yumi and Maselo also participated in the 2015-Tata National Ranking Archery Tournament (1st Stage) at Hyderabad, from February 15 to 17.
Genung has been selected to represent India in the first Asian Archery Cup scheduled to be held at Bangkok from March 16-22.
She is the lone Archers from North East to represent India in the event. Genung Tekseng is currently training at Sangay Lhaden Sport Academy under Coach Kh. Ekashini Devi.

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