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Asian Archery Championships: Recurve teams clinch silver as India conclude campaign with seven medals
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Asian Archery Championships: Recurve teams clinch silver as India conclude campaign with seven medals

India concluded their campaign at the continental showpiece with one gold, four silver and two bronze medals.

World Archery Championships: India's mixed pairs in compound archery clinch silver
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World Archery Championships: India's mixed pairs in compound archery clinch silver

The star Indian mixed pair duo of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, who stood fourth in the ranking round, started off with a one-point lead but thereafter it was a story of Colombian dominance. The Indians went down by a four-point margin (150-154).

Archery World Championships: Ankita Bhakat, Abhishek Verma, Jyothi Surekha Vennam sail into quarters
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Archery World Championships: Ankita Bhakat, Abhishek Verma, Jyothi Surekha Vennam sail into quarters

In the individual event, Ankita produced the biggest upset on Thursday when the 23-year-old Kolkata archer held her nerves to eliminate Korean world number four Kang Chae-Young

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren announces Rs 50 lakh cash award for archer Deepika Kumari; Rs 2 crore for Olympic gold winner from state
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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren announces Rs 50 lakh cash award for archer Deepika Kumari; Rs 2 crore for Olympic gold winner from state

The chief minister also declared cash awards of Rs 2 crore for winning gold in the Tokyo Olympics Games to be held from 23 July to 8 August, Rs one crore for winning silver and Rs 75 lakh for bronze for the Jharkhand players.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauds Indian archers' 'stupendous performance' at World Cup
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauds Indian archers' 'stupendous performance' at World Cup

Star archer Deepika Kumari led the show with supreme authority to grab a hat-trick of gold medals as India made an unprecedented clean sweep at the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris on Sunday for a perfect build-up to the Tokyo Olympics in less than a month's time.

Archery World Cup: In-form Deepika Kumari powers India to impressive haul of three gold medals
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Archery World Cup: In-form Deepika Kumari powers India to impressive haul of three gold medals

Deepika blanked Russia's Elena Osipova 6-0 in the final of the women's individual recurve event to complete a hat-trick of gold medals in one day. She had earlier been a part of the mixed and women's gold-winning Indian teams.

Archery World Cup: Days after missing out on Olympic quota, women's recurve archery team reaches final
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Archery World Cup: Days after missing out on Olympic quota, women's recurve archery team reaches final

India, who had won the first stage of the World Cup in Guatemala City in April, will face Mexico on Sunday in a repeat of the first stage final.

Archery World Cup: Indian women's recurve team finish second in qualification after Olympics disappointment
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Archery World Cup: Indian women's recurve team finish second in qualification after Olympics disappointment

The troika of world number three Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari, who had made a shock second-round exit in the final Olympic Qualifier on Sunday, accumulated 1986 points to qualify for the pre-quarter-finals.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian women's archery recurve trio aim to make Games cut in final Qualifiers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian women's archery recurve trio aim to make Games cut in final Qualifiers

Paris represents the final opportunity for India to upgrade their single women's quota place to team invitations in Japan as India would look to qualify a second and third recurve archers to join the Deepika who is all set for her third successive Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Despite 86-hour travel, missed World Cup, hard quarantines, Atanu Das focussed on bulls-eye
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Despite 86-hour travel, missed World Cup, hard quarantines, Atanu Das focussed on bulls-eye

After their medal haul at Stage I World Cup, Indian archers returned home after an 86-hour journey. Then came news that they will miss World Cup Stage II. The archers also face hard quarantines at Paris WC and Tokyo 2020. Despite that Atanu Das is keeping his eye trained on the bulls-eye.

World Cup Archery Stage 1: Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das shoot triple gold as India finish with four medals
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World Cup Archery Stage 1: Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das shoot triple gold as India finish with four medals

Former world number one Deepika claimed her career's third individual World Cup gold to add to their team's triumph, while her husband Das grabbed his first-ever World Cup individual medal in style winning the mens' recurve individual final.

World Cup Archery Stage 1: Women's recurve team beats Mexico to win gold; Atanu Das-Ankita Bhakat win mixed bronze
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World Cup Archery Stage 1: Women's recurve team beats Mexico to win gold; Atanu Das-Ankita Bhakat win mixed bronze

Deepika Kumari helped Indian women's team script a stunning turnaround to defeat fancied Mexico and grab a gold medal in the Archery World Cup Stage 1 on Sunday. The mixed pair duo of Atanu Das and Ankita Bhakat bagged a mixed pair bronze, upsetting top seed USA.

Archery World Cup: Indian women's team of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat, Komalika Bari storms into final
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Archery World Cup: Indian women's team of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat, Komalika Bari storms into final

India are also in the medal hunt in three more events with newly-wed Atanu Das and Deepika advancing into the mixed pair bronze playoff. The duo will also vie for individual medals, having made the last-four in their respective sections.

Archery World Cup: India's Atanu Das, Deepika Kumari storm into individual recurve semi-finals
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Archery World Cup: India's Atanu Das, Deepika Kumari storm into individual recurve semi-finals

Defying severe winds at the Sports Complex Los Arcos, Das defeated his Candian rival Eric Peters 6-4 to set up a semi-final clash with Angel Alvarado of Mexico.

Archery World Cup: Women's recurve team tops qualification as Indians storm into quarter-finals in three events
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Archery World Cup: Women's recurve team tops qualification as Indians storm into quarter-finals in three events

Das and Deepika, who have won many international medals together in the past, will take on France in the mixed team quarterfinals

Tokyo Olympic-bound archers become first set of Indian athletes to get fully vaccinated
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Tokyo Olympic-bound archers become first set of Indian athletes to get fully vaccinated

The eight archers included Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Pravin Jadhav and B Dhiraj (reserve) in men's and Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat, Komolika Bari and Madhu Vedwan (reserve) in the women's section.

Tokyo Olympics-bound archers to receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine before departing for World Cup
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Tokyo Olympics-bound archers to receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine before departing for World Cup

The World Cup Stage I, to be held from 19 April, will be the first tournament for the senior archers in the COVID era.

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

After the final selection trials (Trial 3) at the Army Insitute of Sports in Pune, a six-strong squad which has three male and an equal number of female archers was selected for the quadrennial extravaganza.

National archery camp to resume on 25 August in Pune with 16 archers, says SAI
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National archery camp to resume on 25 August in Pune with 16 archers, says SAI

A total of 16 recurve archers — eight men and as many women, along with four coaches and two support staff will report for the camp on 25 August and undergo the mandatory 14-day period inside the ASI campus before starting their training sessions.

Archer Deepika Kumari, shooters, men's and women's hockey teams among athletes added to TOPS; Boxer Neeraj dropped
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Archer Deepika Kumari, shooters, men's and women's hockey teams among athletes added to TOPS; Boxer Neeraj dropped

Shooter Chinki Yadav, who secured an Olympic quota in the 25m pistol event earlier this year, was added to the TOPS list along with veteran Tejaswini Sawant, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Mairaj Ahmed Khan.