Nikesa Sakhrie, a thirteen-year-old Naga girl has been selected to represent India at the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid, Spain this year. It will be held from 19 August to 25 August, 2019.
“When I took up the sport, my coach felt I had good form and discipline, so in 2017 after speaking with my father, I came to this academy in Katra,” said Sakhrie while talking to Eastern Mirror.
A class 8 student of The Study-L’école Internationale in Pondicherry, she took up archery in class 6 at her school in 2016.
It may be mentioned that the young achiever Nikesa is the daughter of Ketusilie Sakhrie, who is a pastor at the Naga Christian Fellowship (NCF) in Pondicherry.
Her father says that the coach even offered to train her for free outside school after she chose archery as co-curricular activity after initially thinking of taking up music as an activity; and then her parents enrolled her full-time at the academy in Katra.
Her father has said that her principal and teachers are always encouraging her to pursue her dreams and they have helped her a lot, as the young star struggles to juggle her academics and profession.
He supportive father has backed her passion all the way and said that initially he thought studies are more important, but the education market is saturated, according to them. He further added that before she cleared class 10, they wanted to see if she could make it in the sport.
It may be mentioned that ace shooter Abhinav Bindra was chosen as an "independent person" in a selection panel which picked Indian team for the World Youth Championship, to be held in Madrid in August.
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