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Indian archery team selected for Tokyo Olympics 2021

The Indian recurve archery team was selected on Monday following the final selection trials which concluded in the Army Sports Institute in Pune.

Deepika Kumari (Source: Economic Times)
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Deepika Kumari (Source: Economic Times)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2021-03-09T09:45:53+05:30

The Indian recurve archery team was selected on Monday following the final selection trials which concluded in the Army Sports Institute in Pune.

Pravin Jadhav (Services) and Deepika Kumari (Jharkhand) have topped the trials in the men's and women's category. Petroleum Sports Promotion Board's Atanu Das (7.5 points) and Services' Tarundeep Rai (6) finished second and third respectively after Jadhav (8) in the men's team.

Rai had a one-point edge as he was a part of the men's team to earn the Olympics quota. B Dhiraj and Jayanta Talukdar missed by forcing a tie with Rai. Dhiraj also had an impressive outing as he ranked fourth after eight rounds of shooting 36 arrows and won five of the seven round-robin matches.

Deepika maintained her consistency and won nine points and retain the right to compete in the Olympic Games. Ankita Bhakat and Komolika Bari earned the second and third spots in the team. They will also be competing in the final Olympic qualifying tournament to qualify as a team. Deepika is the only woman to have qualified in her individual capacity.

Despite some incredible promise, India has never won an archery medal at the Olympic Games.

As of the results of the final trials on Monday 8 March 2021.

Men

  • Pravin Jadhav
  • Atanu Das
  • Tarundeep Rai
  • Dhiraj Bommadevara (reserve)

Women

  • Deepika Kumari
  • Ankita Bhakat (no quota secured)
  • Komalika Bari (no quota secured)
  • Madhu Vedwan (reserve)



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