Modern archery basic camp and competition held for 26 days

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent LEH, Jan 25, 2016
Star Sporting Club Leh organised its first recurve modern archery basic camp and competition at sports complex Leh from 20th December to 16th January 2016. The chief guest of the occasion was Abdul Rashid-Officer Youth Welfare and Sports Leh.

The 26-day coaching camp was conducted by Coach Abbass Nordakh, former National silver medallist Archer, trained under Sports Authority of India New Delhi. 

The motive behind the camp was to promote modern archery in Ladakh among young and old. A total of 4 teams and 12 individual archers took part in the competition aiming at a distance of 30 meters. In the five set of the individual game, three arrows were shot in 2 minutes. In the team game, six arrows were shot by the archers in 4 minutes.

The individual championship was won by Abdul Gafoor Steri and runner-up were Nisar Ahmed Abdu and Ghulam Rasool Kalam. 
In the team championship Star Devils team participants Parvez Ahmed, Abdul Gafoor and Jamyang Lundup won the first position followed by team Star Shooters the participants of which were Meraj Giri, Anwar Khan and Manzoor Sheikh.

Later, winners were facilitated with trophies and certificates. 

The format of the competition, rules and regulation was followed according to the FITA/World Archery Federation. 
The club has decided to organise such camps at school and community level competition. They are also planning to organise a grand competition of modern archery in the near future. 

The event came to an end with a vote of thanks by Meraj Khalid- Secretary Star Sporting Club Leh.