Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Deepika Kumari to headline recurve archery contingent for Tokyo Olympics

Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Deepika Kumari to headline recurve archery contingent for Tokyo Olympics

After the ultimate choice trials (Trial 3) on the Military Insitute of Sports activities in Pune, a six-strong squad which has three male and an equal variety of feminine archers was chosen for the quadrennial extravaganza.

Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Deepika Kumari to headline recurve archery contingent for Tokyo Olympics

File picture of archer Atanu Das. Reuters

Pune: Seasoned Atanu Das and Tarundeep Rai amongst males and Deepika Kumari within the girls’s part will headline the Indian recurve archery contingent throughout this 12 months’s Tokyo Olympics.

After the ultimate choice trials (Trial 3) on the Military Insitute of Sports activities in Pune, a six-strong squad which has three male and an equal variety of feminine archers was chosen for the quadrennial extravaganza.

Apart from Atanu and Tarundeep, the opposite archer within the Indian males’s group is Pravin Jadhav, whereas Ankita Bhakat and Komolika Bari full the ladies’s squad.

“The choice for the Olympic group on a factors system took into consideration the scores of Trial 2 that passed off in November 2020, the scores of this trial and whether or not the archer had gained an Olympic quota,” a launch issued by the Sports activities Authority of India said.

The boys’s recurve group had already gained a quota by successful a silver medal on the 2019 Archery World Championships held within the Netherlands.

“By successful this quota, they had been eligible for single athlete quotas within the males’s particular person recurve occasion as properly,” SAI mentioned.

Pravin topped the trial held on Monday and completed in first place within the general class, securing his first-ever Olympics look.

Atanu got here second whereas Tarundeep completed general third throughout all three standards. Tarundeep is a two-time former Olympian having represented India in 2004 and 2012 and will likely be enjoying his third Olympics in Tokyo.

Atanu, who will likely be enjoying in his second Olympics after 2016, mentioned, “I’m very pleased with the best way the trial went and I’m now confirmed for the Olympics. I’ve gone by way of an extended course of between the 2016 Olympics to now and have realised that the psychological facet of the sport is essential. I’m trying ahead to carry out at my greatest in each the person and group occasions in Tokyo.”

Deepika, who has already gained an Olympic quota on the 2019 Asian Archery Championships, topped Monday’s trial.

This will likely be Deepika’s third Olympics after 2012 and 2016. Ankita got here second whereas Komolika Bari completed general third.

The ladies’s recurve group is but to win an Olympic quota and they’re going to get a chance on the Ultimate Group Qualification occasion scheduled to happen in Paris from 18-21 June.

The trio of Deepika, Ankita and Komolika will characterize India at that occasion and in the event that they earn the quota they are going to go on to characterize India on the Olympics following Monday’s outcomes.

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