Goa begged 7 gold medals & 1 silver in 1st FITA Round National Para-Archery Championship held at Amravati (Maharashtra) from 5th-7th Mar’11. Goa team was representated by Mr. Mangesh Kuttikar & Ms. Rachel Selva Dhanaraj. Mr. Mangesh Kuttikar has won Gold medals in 30, 50, 70 & 90 mtrs. events & Ms. Rachel Dhanaraj won the Gold medal in 30 mtrs & Silver medal in 50 mtrs. events. Goa has also won the overall championship Gold medal in both Boys & Women categories. Mr. Mangesh Kuttikar, an ace archer had represented India in IWAS (International) Championship earlier & a Bronze medal winner in National Para-Archery Championship held at Bhuwaneshwar in Jan’10. Presently he is working in Marmagoa Port Trust, Marmagoa. Ms. Rachel Selva Dhanaraj is a computer lecturer in Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi.
Both the players are trained under guidance of Ms. Laxmi Priya – SAI Coach. President – Mr. Vishram Naik & Secretary – Mr. Sudesh Thakur of Goa Paralympic Association congratulated both the players.