New Delhi: A three-member Indian women’s archery team comprising Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi was on Monday named for the Rio Olympics after a series of selection trials over the last three months. The trio will compete in the individual as well as team events at the Games in August.
The archers earned three individual berths and a team quota by virtue of the performance at the World Championships in Copenhagen last year.
The AAI also named a three-member men’s team of Jayanta Talukdar, Atanu Das, Mangal Singh Champia for the third stage World Cup in Antalya, Turkey, next month in order to have a shot at Rio.
India already has one individual spot for the Olympics in the men’s archery during the world championships last year. If the men’s team qualifies at Antalya, it will also secure two more individual berths for the Olympics, in addition to the one spot already secured.
The AAI said that during the selection trials, the top six men and women archers participated in the Kahamran Bagatir Sping Arrow tournament in Antalya, and also had match practice with several European archers.