Tokyo Olympics 2020: Archer Deepika Kumari studying thoughts management to interrupt medal jinx
‘The upcoming Olympics will probably be completely different for me. I am studying how you can management my ideas. On the identical time, I am performing higher,’ Deepika advised World Archery forward of the primary stage of the World Cup in Guatemala Metropolis.
Kolkata: Gearing up for her third Olympics, India’s primary girl archer Deepika Kumari is busy engaged on the psychological aspect of her recreation in her effort to interrupt the nation’s medal jinx within the sport on the highest degree.
Having received the 2010 Commonwealth Video games gold on the age of 15, Deepika has completed on the rostrum 5 instances in seven appearances on the Archery World Cup Closing and picked up numerous different worldwide medals, however faltered on the Olympics.
“The upcoming Olympics will probably be completely different for me. I am studying how you can management my ideas. On the identical time, I am performing higher,” Deepika advised World Archery forward of the primary stage of the World Cup in Guatemala Metropolis.
In her first look at London 2012, Deepika exited within the first spherical of each particular person and workforce occasions.
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4 years later at Rio, Deepika made a last-16 exit within the particular person part, and misplaced to Russia within the workforce quarter-finals.
This time Deepika would be the lone entry from India on the Tokyo Video games if the archers fail to seize the workforce quota on the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris.
“Archery is all about your thoughts and ideas. We now have to know how you can deal with strain. Easy methods to management the mind. My thoughts management, my thought management. That is the important thing in archery and sports activities,” Deepika mentioned.
The match, nonetheless, is not going to function defending champions Korea.
Historically dominant within the girls occasions on the Olympics, Korea has confirmed that it might not take part within the Archery World Cups in 2021.
“In the event that they participated, there can be a bit extra competitors, however it would not matter for me. It is their resolution in the event that they wish to play or do not wish to play… I wish to play,” Deepika mentioned.
Recollecting the Commonwealth Video games gold medal feat on the age of 15, she mentioned: “I did not know something at the moment. I used to be so younger. I used to be simply having fun with the Video games. If I win, if I lose, it did not matter to me.
“I want (I might return to that), however another way. With my (present) expertise, with my management,” she signed off.
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