Tokyo Olympics: Atanu, Tarundeep, Deepika make their way in Indian recurve archery squad
Tokyo Olympics: Atanu, Tarundeep, Deepika make their way in Indian recurve archery squad

Veteran archers Atanu Das and Tarundeep Rai may join the Indian recurve archery contingent for the Tokyo Olympics this year while Deepika Kumari will be in the women's section. After the final selection trial (third trial) at the Military Sports Institute in Pune, a 6-member strong squad (three male and female archers in such number) was to be selected. Apart from Atanu and Tarundeep, Praveen Jadhav is the third member of the Indian men's team, while Ankita Bhakat and Komolika Bari are about to complete the women's team.

According to reports, according to a release issued by the Sports Authority of India, "The score of the second trial in November 2020 for the selection of the Olympic team on the basis of the points system, the score of this trial and whether the archer has won the Olympic quota or not, It was seen. "The men's recurve team had already achieved the quota they had won by winning a silver medal at the 2019 Archery World Championship in the Netherlands.

It is learned that 'by winning this quota, he was also eligible for the single athlete quota in the men's individual recurve event'. Bari got the opportunity to represent the country in Olympics. Atanu finished second and Tarundeep finished third. Tarundeep is a two-time former Olympian who represented the country in 2004 and 2012, leading him to participate in the third Olympics in Tokyo. Atanu, who played the first Olympics in 2016, can join the team for the second time, he said, "I am very happy with the trial and I will go to the Olympics now. I have gone through a long process since the 2016 Olympics and I have realized that mental strength is very important for the sport. I am ready to do my best in individual and team events in Tokyo.''

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