Archer Tarundeep Rai writes about spending 2020 getting into the best shape of his life, why he needs to win a medal at next year's Games, and why he's sure the archery contingent will bring back a medal from Tokyo Olympics.
Following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) put in place by SAI, all archers who are part of the national camp, underwent RT-PCR tests on arrival.
Indian archery team’s support staff member tests positive for COVID-19; training resumes after two-day break
The support staff member, who tested positive for the virus on 30 October, is undergoing treatment at a special COVID-care hospital in Pune outside the premises of ASI.
Since the country went under lockdown in March due to coronavirus, India’s top archers like Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das have not trained over 70 metres, the distance of the target in archery.
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.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Archery Association of India to start online lessons for coaches, players during lockdown
There will be a coach development programme and sports science lectures on physiology, biochemistry, strength-conditioning, nutrition and doping among others till 12 May
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian archer Tarundeep Rai watching workout videos on YouTube, doing dry shooting during lockdown
Rai hopes the current situation will normalise in about three months and when the season resumes, he will again pick up his bow and arrows
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Deksisa clocked 2 hours, 9 minutes, 34 secs, off the course record of 2:08:35, while his compatriot Shumet crossed the finish line in 2:10:00.
Jinson Johnson will look to become the first Indian athlete to advance to the second round in the Men's 800m event for the first time since 1980.
With a world rank of 13, a medal looks beyond the men's 4x400m relay team. But they will be looking to go past the past the first round and become only the second Indian team to do so.
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