VIJAYAWADA: She is no different from the children of her age. Like others, she loves cartoons and chocolates. But the special talent of nine-year-old Ch Dolly Shivani in archery makes her different from other children.
Spending more than three hours a day on practice at Cherukuri Volga Archery Academy from age 2, under the guidance of her coach L Chandra Sekhar, Shivani is all set to enter the India Book of Records in the sub-junior category.
Addressing newsmen here Wednesday, Ch Satyanarayana, head of the academy and father of Shivani, said for the first time in the history of archery, a nine-year-old kid was holding the recurve bow which was specially made in Poland by Ukraine expert Alexander and shoot arrows to the board at a distance of 7 m.
“Shivani is going to perform before the public at VMC Volga Archery field on March 24 to set a record by shooting with recurve bows at this tender age for certification by the India Book of Records,” he said. Shivani is the third daughter of Ch Satyanarayana and Krishna kumari, who had lost their two daughters and international archers Volga and Lenin in an accident, a few years ago. On the occasion, Satyanarayana requested the government to support talented players like in other countries.