The new Archery world record set in Sri Lanka over the weekend has been reached with the collaboration of India, organizers have clarified.
Speaking to ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’, Chairman of the organising committee – Captain Indranath Perera (Rtd.) said that out of the 128 archers who joined the event, 24 were Indian nationals.
The new world record was set in Sri Lanka by shooting 30,000 arrows in one hour and 40 minutes by 128 archers on July 16. The previous record was held by India after a 100 Indian archers shot 17,000 arrows in one hour and 30 minutes.
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Sri Lankan archers break India’s world record!
Sri Lankan archers set a new world record by shooting 30,000 arrows in one hour and forty minutes using 128 archers yesterday (16).
The archers managed to set this world record at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium during an event organized by the Sagittarius Archery Club and Race Course Archery Club.
The previous world record was held by India. Indian archers shot 17,000 arrows in one hour and thirty minutes with the participation of 100 archers.
Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne who was present at the event was awarded the certificate with regard to the record recognised by the Cholan Book of World Records.