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Tshering Chhoden, young 25 years Bhoutanaise, is on the point of being measured with the gunners with the arc of all the countries selected for J.O. d Athenes. It is the only woman to practise this sport in its country. (ARTE © Medienkontor FFP) In Bhutan, Himalayan country surrounded of glaciers which culminate with seven thousand meters of altitude, the shooting with the arc is a traditional and exclusively male discipline. Each village has its champion, and almost all the men practise this art inherited a warlike past. At the time of the competitions which oppose the teams of close villages, the women are confined with a role d'encouragement. There is however an exception: it is called Tshering Chhoden, is 25 years old and lives in the village of Rhadi, at the Chinese border. It has all the chances to be selected to defend the colors of Bhutan with J.O. of Athens - what l'empêche not to be excluded from the competitions at it. Because the modernization and the opening of the country, started in the Sixties, advance with slow steps. King Wangchuk and his ministers always control the access to electricity and television as well as the reception of tourists. L'industrialisation is it also very supervised, because it should not be done with the detriment l'environnement, ultraprotégé. Tshering Chhoden, the woman archer, symbolizes a curious mixture of tradition and modernity. We discover his daily newspaper, his drive with professional coach and ultramodern equipment, its environment governed by a quasi feudal system, where beliefs and habits regulate the existence of each one.
if you saw the report (Géo on chains ARTE) you can only be moved by this young woman with the exemplary courage which made a success of its selection for the Olympic Games of Athens. Even if it does not gain a medal it gained certainly estimates it of all and the gold medal of the heart. Let us wish him good luck!

Tshering Chhoden

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Very well said!

Good luck to her in all her endeavors.

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yes it deserves encouragements because 8 hours of drive per day 5 to 6 days out of 7, during more than 10 years and the whole under precarious conditions! it's for that which should be encouraged it: Go Tshering Chhoden! Go Tshering Chhoden![8D]

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I have good news! It gained into 32 Nd of finale and it is thus qualified for the 16 Nd of finale![:)]
ATHENS, 15 August- Comments from the 1 /32 Eliminations Round in Women’s Individual.



Tshering CHHODEN (BHU)



On her victory over 11th seed LIN Sang (CHN):



"I am very happy, the public really got behind me. I was very nervous before the start but this win has given me a lot of confidence. This win is important for my whole country and I hope that I have made people in Bhutan proud."


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if you can view the channel (french/german channel) ARTE you can see Tshering Chhoden in a great report the 11 june at 21h35 in the french time !

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