Akash Malik, son of a peasant, claims money from India’s first girl in archery at the Youth Olympic Games
Akash Malik became the first Indian silver medalist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games, offering an appropriate final to the country’s best campaign at the highlight event here. The son of a 15-year-old farmer lost to Trenton Cowles of the United States (0-6) against Trenton Cowles of the United States. During qualifying, Haryana’s boy was inconsistent in the summit clash with the 15th seed, the Cowles, who shot only 10-9 seconds to complete the game on Wednesday night. In three rounds, the two archers shot four perfect 10s, but Akash’s two lost 6s in the first and third sets proved decisive.