MARGAO: Goa began their campaign in the 36th Sub-Junior National Archery Championship on a dismal note as they failed to fetch a single medal on the opening day at Fatorda sports complex on Friday.
SSCB were the most impressive archers with two gold medals. They won in the Team boys and 20m boys category.
Haryana and Jharkhand too had a decent start to their campaign with the former winning a gold, silver and a bronze in the 30m girls, 20m girls and Team girls event respectively and the latter winning a silver and two bronze in the 30m girls, 20m girls and team boys respectively.
Earlier the Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar inaugurated championship for boys and girls, organised by Ameteur Archery Association of Goa at Fatorda sports complex, Margao.
Speaking on the occasion, Parsekar said, “It is a great moment for me to meet the young athletes of the 29 states of our country, who have the potential to win laurels at the Olympic level,”
“My state is blessed with natural beauty and it is a tourist destination and now the state is coming ahead as a sports destination too,” said Parsekar recollecting the past national and international events hosted in the state.
South Goa MP Narendra Savaiker, MLA and president of Amateur Archery Association of Goa Kiran Kandolker, vice president Navin Poi Raikar, and general secretary Chetan Kavlekar and others were present.