Parth Salunkhe became the first male archer to win a gold medal in the recurve event

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Parth Salunkhe has become the first male archer to win a gold medal in the recurve event at the World Youth Archery Championships to be held in Ireland from 3 to 9 July 2023. India finished with its highest ever medal tally of 11 medals in this championship.

An Overview of the news:

  • The 19-year-old from Satara in Maharashtra won the gold medal on July 9 after defeating a Korean in the Under-21 men's recurve individual final.
  • Salunkhe, who topped the ranking round, defeated seventh seed Song Injun 7-3 in a hard-fought five-set match.
  • India also won a bronze medal in the Under-21 women's recurve individual event when Bhaja Kaur defeated Su Hsien-yu of Chinese Taipei 7-1.

Highest ever medal tally of 11 in India Championship:

  • India finished with six gold, one silver and four bronze medals, the highest in terms of total medal tally.
  • In terms of rankings, they were second only to Korea, which took the pole position with six gold and four silver medals.

About Ireland:

  • Capital: Dublin
  • Currency: Euro
  • President: Michael D. Higgins
  • Prime Minister: Leo Varadkar (Indian origin)
  • At present, three countries in Europe have Prime Ministers of Indian origin – Rishi Sunak (Britain), Antonio Costa (Portugal) and Leo Varadkar (Ireland).

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