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
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
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
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.
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
Das and Deepika, who have won many international medals together in the past, will take on France in the mixed team quarterfinals
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
The World Cup Stage I, to be held from 19 April, will be the first tournament for the senior archers in the COVID era.
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.
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
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.
Sports minister Kiren Rijiju urges national federations to avoid doing anything which might lead to suspension
Lamenting that archers Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat were forced to compete under the IOC flag, sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday urged national federations to not be involved in anything that leads to their suspension.
Asian Archery Championships: Deepika Kumari beats compatriot Ankita Bhakat to win gold medal, India secure Olympic quota
Three quota places were up for grabs from the continental qualifications and Indian archers, competing without a flag due to the national federation's suspension, made a big statement with Deepika Kumari winning gold and and Ankita Bhakat silver.
Asian Archery Championships: Atanu Das leads charge as Indian archers pick up three bronze medals, ensure at least as many silvers
Das, who had also won a bronze in the recurve mixed team competition with Deepika Kumari on Monday, later completed a hat-trick of bronze medals by finishing on the podium in the men's recurve team event as well
Indian archers draw blank at World Cup Stage II after being handicapped by lack of resources, coaches due to ongoing AAI conflict
India fielded their reserves in the World Cup Stage II and were further handicapped by the absence of any coach in the compound section due to internal wrangling in the Archery Association of India
Asian Games 2018: Archer Deepika Kumari misses out on top-10 finish in individual recurve qualifiers; women's team qualifies
Deepika had a fruitful first half and at one stage she was going strong at number eight but the disastrous last shot in the 10th set denied her a top-10 finish.
Indian women's compound team reaches Archery World Cup final in Berlin after beating top seed Turkey
India's women compound team of Trisha Deb, Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Muskan Kirar shocked top seed Turkey to storm into the final of the Archery World Cup Stage-4, on Thursday.
India women's compound team clinch silver at Archery World Cup; mixed-pair of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi win bronze
India opened its account with a silver and a bronze medal in the compound section of the ongoing second stage of the Archery World Cup Stage II.
The Indian men's compound archery team, comprising Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh clinched the gold medal after beating Camilo Andres Cardona, Jose Carlos Ospina and Daniel Munoz 226-221 in compound Archery final.