India is Home to a Two-Year-Old Katniss Everdeen
This archery prodigy is a toddler and she recently made it into the Indian Book of Records.
Screengrab from YouTube video of Dolly Shivani Cherukuri.
Talk about leaning the fuck in. Dolly Shivani Cherukuri, two years old, is probably not yet capable of reaching over the counter to grab a box of cookies but she’s already breaking national records. On Tuesday, the kindergarten archer became the youngest person in India to score more than 200 points at an archery event that took place in the city of Vijaywada. Representatives from the India Book of Records were on the scene to witness the tiny archery wunderkind kick ass and take names. They saw her score a total of 388, above and beyond the standard, which means she’ll probably get to keep her name in the record books for a very long time.
Cherukuri, whose photos reveal she’s no one to mess with, comes from a family of archers—her father, Cherukuri Satyanarayana, operates an archery academy in the city.
"When we came to know that the baby was on her way we decided to mould her as an archer," Satyanarayana, told the AFP. "The preparations started when she was in the womb itself.”