- Championship is scheduled to be held in Dubai from 19th to 27th February 2022
- Bachelor of Arts 3rd Year student Jyoti Baliyan is aiming to grab top medal for India at World Archery Para Championship-2022
India, February 18, 2022: Bachelor of Arts 3rd Year student, Jyoti Baliyan at Lovely Professional University has recently been selected for Para World Championship-2022, which is scheduled to be held in Dubai from 19th to 27th February 2022. With dexterity in handling bow and arrows, Jyoti is now aiming to grab the top medal of the prestigious World Archery Para Championship for India. With the world’s best Para archers in competition for eight different categories, the championship will reveal great action throughout the event.
Hailing from a middle class farmer family of Uttar Pradesh; LPU’s Jyoti Baliyan is to represent India as one of the country’s consistent performers, against all odds. In fact, a tragic action struck her at a very young age that resulted in her having life-long polio. She could not become the volleyball player of her dreams; however, her indomitable spirit made her one of the top Para-archers in the world. LPU is providing her 100% scholarship to be able to fulfil her aspirations of both sports and studies. Now, she puts India in strong contention for a medal in the team and individual archery events at the ‘Games’.
Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal at LPU shares: “It’s a matter of pride for all of us that LPU student and Tokyo Paralympic participant Jyoti has now once again been selected for a coveted competition at world level. Jyoti has been a super athlete, and we wish her to gather more accolades for the country, university and self.”
Presently taking coaching from Mentor Pawandeep at LPU, Jyoti is anticipating to exhibit excelling performance in Dubai. Prior to this also, she was the only woman Indian Archer to be sent to Tokyo for participation in Paralympics. Currently, she is the biggest medal prospect of the country. She is to compete in the women’s compound individual open and compound mixed team open.
Dubai 2022 World Archery Para Championships are scheduled to be held from February 19 to February 27, 2022 at the Dubai Club for ‘People of Determination’ grounds. It is the same venue where the famous Fazza Para Archery World Ranking tournament has continuously been taking place over the years.