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.
Training resumed gradually from August with men's and women's recurve archers returning to the Pune's Army Sports Institute (ASI) on 25 August.
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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.
Vijender Singh, Sanjeev Rajput, Srihari Nataraj, other stars plead for caution as discussion rages on whether competitions can resume
Some sports stars across disciplines wanted the waiting period to continue before resuming competitions, while others spoke about the loss it would cause to fitness and readiness.
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
Sports Authority of India to arrange accommodation after archers competing in Olympic qualifiers are left to fend for themselves
The Sports Ministry's decision came after reports claimed that Olympians like Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Atanu Das were left to fend for themselves after arriving in Pune for the selection trials
AAI suspension, factionalism overshadows stellar 2019 show by Indian archers in build-up to Tokyo Olympics
Suspension, internal mudslinging and factionalism overshadowed some stellar performances by Indian archers as the sport went from bad to worse with just a few months left for Tokyo Olympics in an eventful 2019.
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
Asian Archery Championships 2019: India's Atanu Das, competing as neutral athlete, wins bronze medal in men's recurve
Indian archer Atanu Das clinched a bronze in the men's recurve individual event of the Asian Championships
At Rio Olympics, Das was the lone male archer from India and had reached the pre-quarters. For Tokyo, the archer from Kolkata is working on his skills as well as mental toughness.
Archery World Championships: Indian men, women teams one win away from securing 2020 Tokyo Olympic berths
Indian men's recurve team put up a solid show to go past Norway 5-1 and storm into the pre-quarterfinals at the World Archery Championships to be just one win away from securing an Olympic quote.
Archery World Cup Stage III: Four Indians including Deepika Kumari, Tarundeep Rai enter third round; Atanu Das ousted
Four Indians including Deepika Kumari and Tarundeep Rai advanced into third round even as Atanu Das crashed out in the recurve individual section of the Archery World Cup Stage III
Limba Ram, who came close to winning a bronze medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, is being treated for a neuro-degenerative disease at the AIIMS.
Indian archers forced to skip Colombia World Cup due to flight delay; Deepika Kumari won't defend individual title
The 23-member Indian archery contingent was slated to board Royal Dutch Airlines KLM 872 from Delhi to Amsterdam early Saturday morning but due to "operational issues" the flight was delayed by two hours 53 minutes, that shattered their onward journey plan to Medellin.