Indian two-year-old sets national archery record

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Two-year-old Indian archer Dolly Shivani Cherukuri takes aim during a world record target attempt at The Volga Archery Academy in Vijayawada some 250kms south-east of Hyderabad on March 24, 2015AFP/getty images
Dolly turns three-years-old next week

A two-year-old Indian girl has set a new national record in archery, according to the India Book of Records.

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh became the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at a trial event on Tuesday, according to the Press Trust of India.

She fired 36 arrows at a target 5m away, then again at a target 7m away, making a total of 388 points.

Her achievement was witnessed by India Book of Records officials.

Two-year-old Indian archer Dolly Shivani Cherukuri takes aim during a world record target attempt at The Volga Archery Academy in Vijayawada some 250kms south-east of Hyderabad on March 24, 2015AFP
Dolly comes from a family of archers

Dolly's father, Cherukuri Satyanarayana, said she had been trained since birth to be a champion.

"When we came to know that the baby was on her way we decided to mould her as an archer," said Mr Satyanarayana.

Two-year-old Indian archer Dolly Shivani Cherukuri takes aim during a world record target attempt at The Volga Archery Academy in Vijayawada some 250kms south-east of Hyderabad on March 24, 2015AFP
Photographs released by India Book of Records showed the toddler posing with her gold medal and certificate

"My daughter achieved the feat we have been dreaming... I can't express in words how happy my family is," he added.

He said they would now try to get Dolly's name entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.