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Asian Archery C'ships: Atanu Das fails to make cut, Tarundeep Rai returns

Atanu Das failed to secure his place in the Indian team for the Asian Archery Championships. Indian recurve archers target Olympics quota places at the Bangkok event.

Indian Archer Atanu Das at Tokyo Olympics

Pritish Raj

Updated: 20 Oct 2023 3:35 AM GMT

Asian Games medallist Atanu Das failed to make a cut into the Indian team as veteran archer Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav made a comeback for the Asian Archery Championships, to be held in Bangkok from November 3 to 10.

Rai and Jadhav of the Indian Army returned to the Indian side at the expense of Atanu and Mrinal Chauhan for the continental Olympics qualifier.

Olympian Rai, 39, had won a team silver at the World Cup Stage 1 in Antalya in April this year but could not make the cut for the Asian Games.

Dhiraj Bommadevara and Tushar Shelke, meanwhile, retained their places in the team.

In the women's recurve archery team, Tisha Punia replaced Prachi Singh, while Ankita Bhakat, Bhajan Kaur, and Simranjeet Kaur held their place.

This marked the third qualifying event for the Paris Olympics, following the Berlin World Championships and Hangzhou Asian Games, where India failed to seal any quota spot.

The Bangkok event will hand over Paris 2024 berths to team champions and two individuals per gender.

The compound archery team was unchanged as the team of Ojas Deotale, Prathamesh, Abhishek Verma, and Priyansh made it to the men's team. On the other hand, Jyothi Surekha Venna, Aditi Swami, Praneet and Muskan Kirar completed the women's team.

Indian team for Asian Archery Championships:


Men: Tarundeep Rai, Dhiraj Bommadevara, Pravin Jadhav (all SSCB) and Tushar Shelke (AIPSCB).

Women: Tisha Punia, Bhajan Kaur (both Haryana), Simranjeet Kaur (Punjab) and Ankita Bhakat (Jharkhand).


Men: Ojas Deotale, Prathamesh Fuge (both Maharashtra) and Abhishek Verma, Priyansh (Delhi).

Women: Jyothi Surekha Vennam (AP), Aditi Swami (Maharashtra), Muskan Kirar (MP), Parneet Kaur (Punjab).

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