NATIONAL archer Priyanka Dhanie has moved up the World Archery rankings and now sits at number 167 on the list of women’s archery elite.
It is the highest ranking yet for the consistently improving 22-year-old, who was unranked at the start of the year and at number 180 by July.
Movement in the athletes’ rankings are dependent on the number and calibre of tournaments in which they compete.
The positive movement coincided with another promising development in Dhanie’s young career as Shrewd Archery, one of the premier manufacturers of archery equipment, recently agreed to renew its contract with TT’s number-one ranked women’s compound archer as a member of its shooting staff.
She joins some of the world’s top archers at Shrewd Archery, including Reo Wilde, Mike Schloesser, Sarah Sonnichsen, Stephan Hansen, Toja Ellison and many others.
Dhanie’s achievements this year include her topping the National Indoor Championships qualifiers and the National Open Indoor Championships; claiming two new national records at her first world ranking tournament – the 2018 Copa Merengue in the Dominican Republic; her becoming the first TT athlete to reach a medal match in the compound mixed team category at the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Colombia; a first place individual medal and a top national ranking following the National Open Outdoor Championships, among others.
Dhanie is a nominee for both the First Citizens Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year award and the TT Olympic Committee’s (TTOC) People’s Choice award.
The People’s Choice award will be voted on by fans at the TTOC’s website.