SANJANA 3 YEAR OLD’S FEAT @ CHENNAI
They Say that an archer is the weapon and the bow is merely a tool, especially when the archer in this case is barely half the height of the bow. When girl babies are seen playing with Barbie dolls, many play things that are being played with at that age, this three-year-old Sanjana, from Chennai, has created a WORLD RECORD, in archery. Her obsession with bow and arrow began when she was barely 10 months old, now at the age of three Baby Sanjana has created a world record.
This child has a flair, passion for archery. Her parents say that, “right from her baby days, she loved the bow and arrow, more than anything else.”
Sanjana continuously shot 1,111 arrows at a target of 8 meters away, without even using a protective finger tabs even when her small, soft, nimble fingers kept handling the sharp arrows and kept shooting accurately. The audiences and the spectators who were watching this record feat in raptures, were electric, watching the young prodigy’s skill, stamina and accuracy.
Manian, Continental Judge, World Archery Asia, who was present at the event this is what he said, “I have judged many events in my career, but, I never seen such a feat by anybody, in the archery field. Sanjana has shot 872 score out of 1,111 and that is around 78%”.
Even professional archers, in the sub-junior and adult category would find and achieve this target, to be a herculean task, to shoot over 600 arrows at a stretch. Baby Sanjana, created a record by only taking 5 minute breaks every hour as per Guiness Rules. Baby Sanjana is not the one to rest on her laurels as she has her eyes firmly set on the OLYMPIC GLORY.
When asked what did she want to achieve in future this is what she had to say in her baby talk ways, “HER ONLY DREAM IS TO GET GOLD MEDAL IN OLYMPICS”.
TO CREATE A WORLD RECORD AT A TENDER AGE OF THREE IS A BIG, MAMMOTH ACHIEVEMENT, BUT THE CHALLENGE NOW IS TO NURTURE THE YOUNG PRODIGY!!
VIJAYASHREE RAMESH, ADVOCATE BASED IN CHENNAI.