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Archery: Scrap dealer’s daughter aims to shine on world stage | More sports News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Aditi Jaiswal announced her presence in Indian archery after making it to the Indian women's recurve squad for the upcoming season at the end of four days' gruelling selection trials at Sonipat. She made her debut for India last year taking part in the World Cup Stage IV competition. However, she failed to make a mark at the Medellin event in Colombia. But it has since been a steady rise for the Kolkata-based girl.Picking up the bow at the age of 10 following in the footsteps of her elder brother at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Kolkata, Jaiswal's life took a turn during one of her most challenging periods. The Covid-induced lockdown saw SAI closing down in 2020. "There was a time when we would be lucky to get one meal a day when my father's shop was shut for cl...

Daughter of scrap dealer makes Indian archery team after battling Covid, Amphan | More sports News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Scrap dealer Rajkumar Jaiswal's family was down to one meal a day when Covid-19 reared its ugly head. His shop was shut, and soon his house was submerged in floodwater, as Cyclone Amphan battered Bengal.However, the double whammy of coronavirus and cyclone failed to break the spirit of his daughter Aditi, who has just made it to the Indian archery team for the World Cup, World Championships and the Asian Games.Backing her all along was former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rahul Banerjee, now a full-time coach.Daughter of the Baguiati-based scrap dealer, Aditi has been a meritorious student and secured 97 per cent in the ISC exams, which got her an admission into St Xavier's College with Economics honours.Rajkumar and his wife Uma wanted Aditi to focus on studies, like his e...