Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju lauded archer Vivek Chikara for winning a gold medal at the Asian Para Archery Championship.

Rijiju, on Thursday, lauded Chikara on his “superb performance” in a congratulatory tweet.

“A superb performance from Vivek Chikara as he wins the gold medal in men’s recurve open event at the Asian Para Archery Championships after a 7-1 win over China’s Sijun Wang,” Rijiju tweeted.

Vivek Chikara (right) after winning gold. Image credit: Twitter

The 29-year-old Indian para-archer earlier defeated South Korea’s park Jun-Beom 7-3 to set up a summit clash with Wang on Thursday.

Chikara has also qualified for the 2020 Paralympics after he finished joint ninth in the recurve men’s open section at the World Para Championships in Hertogenbosch this year.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics has 10 quota places, which include two quotas each in the men’s and women’s recurve categories.

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