JUNIOR archer, Nihkil Kanhai smashed all existing Trinidad and Tobago records at the recent Costa Rica Cup.

Kanhai crushed this country’s International Archery Federation records when he shot at four distances and achieved an all-time high overall total in Costa Rica.

The new junior records (with the previous in brackets) are: 90 metres - 268 (231); 70 metres - 315 (274); 50 metres - 275 (273); 30 metres - 314 (307).

The local archer’s precise shooting also saw him destroy long standing records in the senior division as well.

He achieved an impressive overall total of 1,172, surpassing the previous score of 1,085.

Kanhai also dissected the Senior records with his 70 metres and 90 metres shots which stood from 2004/ 2005.

This competition was also a qualifier for the forthcoming World Ranking Tournament.

The records achieved have proven to be a firm foundation for Kanhai since he is part of the five-member team which the Trinidad and Tobago Target Archery Federation (TTTAF) will be sending to San Jose, Costa Rica, from August 11-19 to contest the Costa Rica Cup.

The local contingent also includes Nazimine Roopnarine who will contest the Female Recurve Division.

Roopnarine will join George Vire, Hasmath Ali and Rakesh Sookoo to make up the Compound team which participated in last year’s CAC and Commonwealth Games.

Ali will also be serving as team manager.

The TTTAF congratulated all archers selected on the national team, and acknowledged the athletes’ determination and preparation for the tournament and wished them success in San Jose.