A modern day Ekalavya story looks to be taking shape, but unlike the legendary mythological archer, 17-year-old Gora Ho will not have to part with his thumb.
Part of the gold-medal winning team at the Asia Cup Stage 1 archery meet at Bangkok, Gora partnered Akash and Gaurav Lambe to beat Mongolia to the top spot in the recurve event on Thursday.
A tribal from Balijhudi village in Rajnagar, the wiry Gora is considered something of a prodigy with the bow and arrow. With more than 100 medals in sub-junior and junior events at the state and national levels, he has swiftly become the state's brightest talent in a short span of six years, earning the sobriquet, Golden Boy.
Read more of this in a report by Sridhar published in Times of India...