Archers Deepika, Bombayla, Laxmirani named in Rio squad


New Delhi, May 16: The Archery Affiliation of India (AAI) on Monday introduced a three-member girls’s squad comprising Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi for the Rio Olympics after a collection of choice trials over the past three months.

ArchersThe trio will compete within the particular person occasions in addition to staff occasion on the quadrennial Games, slated to be held from August 5 to 21 in Rio de Janiero.

The archers earned three particular person berths and a group quota by advantage of the crew’s efficiency on the World Championships in Copenhagen last 12 months.

“After rigorous six phases of choice trials and coaching over three-and-a-half months beginning in January in Jamshedpur, then at Delhi and eventually in Bengaluru, the Archery Affiliation of India chosen the three-member ladies’s workforce for the Rio Olympic Games,” the affiliation mentioned in a launch.

The affiliation additionally named a three-member males’s crew consisting Jayanta Talukdar, Atanu Das, Mangal Singh Champia for the third stage World Cup in Antalya, Turkey, subsequent month to be able to have a shot at Olympic berths.

India has earned one particular person spot for the Olympics in males’s archery in the course of the World Championships final yr.

If the boys’s workforce qualifies at Antalya, it would additionally safe two extra particular person berths for the Olympics, along with the one spot already secured.

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