Five year old archer Cherukuri Dolly Shivani entered the India Book of Records and the Asia Book of Records on Sunday. Her feat even caught the attention of Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, who lauded her efforts. Standing at a distance of 10 metres, Shivani shot as many as 103 arrows in 11 minutes and 19 seconds. After a break of 30 minutes, she drew 36 arrows from 20 metres, taking five minutes and eight seconds to do so. Out of a possible 360 points, Shivani managed an impressive 290.
This is not the first time Shivani has made the news with her efforts. Close to her third birthday, she had become the youngest Indian ever to have scored more than 200 points at a trial event The young archer trains at The Volga Archery Academy in Vijaywada, about 250 kilometres from Hyderabad is reportedly preparing to take part in the 2024 Olympics.