Career Highlights: Chekrovolu Swuro is an Indian archer who hails from the state of Nagaland. She was encouraged to take up the sport of archery by her elder sister, who was a prominent archer herself, and has been competing since the young age of 16. Her first victory came at the Senior National Archery Championships in 1996 where she bagged the silver in the individual category. She won her first gold medal in 1999 at the 21st Junior National Archery Championship held in Andhra Pradesh. She followed it up with another gold at the 5th National Games. Swuro’s first major international achievement came in 1999 when she won the silver medal at the 1st Asian Archery Circuit Meet. In 2000, she won a team silver at the 3rd Asian Archery Circuit Meet. In 2006, she represented India at the 2nd Commonwealth Archery Championship where her team won the gold medal. At the World Cup in Dover, England her team finished with a bronze. This helped her move up in the World Rankings to the sixth position. At the 2007 World Cup, she clinched three bronze medals and cemented her place in the Top 10. Her biggest victory came at the 2008 Asian Games at Guangzhou, China where she won the bronze medal. She qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after the Indian team defeated the defending champions Korea in the semi-finals at the 2011 World Championship held in Turin. At the London Olympics, she will be representing India in Individual and Team Women’s Recurve events.