Youth Olympics: Archery- Akash, Himani expected to bring laurels

The Akash-Himani duo will use their experience of training at the same centre to get the best result in the mixed team event.

While Akash had taken the gold medal in the Youth Olympics qualifying event towards the end of last year, Himani made the cut by securing a bronze medal. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)   -  Getty Images

The archery fraternity is expecting good results from 16-year-old Akash Malik and 17-year-old Himani Kumari at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

While Akash had taken the gold medal in the Youth Olympics qualifying event towards the end of last year, Himani made the cut by securing a bronze medal.

Akash, who has completed 10th standard in school, has produced some fine results, including gold medal at Asia Cup Stage-I, two bronze in Asia Cup Stage-II and a silver and a bronze in the South Asian championship, in the last one year.

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He hails from Umra Archery Centre in Hissar, and owes his success to his personal trainer Manjit Singh Malik.

Himani, also a trainee of Malik at the Umra centre in Hissar, has shone at international competitions, garnering two gold medals and a silver medal in the South Asian championship and a silver medal in the elite National championship.

She was ranked first in the Khelo India School Games, and is presently pursuing her graduation.

Apart from competing in individual events, the duo will use their experience of training at the same centre to get the best result in the mixed team event.