TRICHY: A two-and-a-half-year-old girl archer has entered the Jetlee book of records by continuously shooting 161 arrows at a target fixed 10 metres away in an hour. S Aaradhana, daughter of a railway employee, cast a spell on the audience at an event here on Wednesday as she proficiently released the arrows for an hour starting at 9.51 am. The child archer from Rockfort Archery (Association punched 355 points in the Indian Bow segment at a distance of 10 metres, said her trainer M Rajadurai. “Aaradhana has entered the Jetlee Book of Records adjudged by Dragon A Jetlee, founder of the Book of Records, and S N Udhayakumar, general secretary of Tamil Nadu Archery Association.
She is proficient at releasing arrows on the face of the target for one hour non-stop. She has a passion for the sport as she aims and releases the arrow effortlessly,” Rajadurai further said adding that speed was the key for this record-setting attempt,” . Aaradhana’s father G Sagaya Vijai Anand said he wanted his daughter to be part of any sport in order to mould her mind and body. Without thinking too much about the selection, he had approached Rajadurai. “I wanted my daughter to be proficient in any one sport.
So, we casually approached Rajadurai. However, after seeing the bow and arrows on the grounds where her master was training his students, she took them and attempted to release the arrow. After keenly watching her passion, her coach started training her since February”, Sagaya Vijai said. Aaradhana had already won a bronze medal in an inter-CBSE school state tournament held on February 17. No other children of her age had set this kind of a record. So far, children above five alone had attempted to set records, that too at a distance of 5 to 7 metres, Vijai added.