Archer Deepika Kumari Set For India Comeback At World Cup Stage 3 In Paris

Archer Deepika Kumari Set For India Comeback At World Cup Stage 3 In Paris

Following the defeat at the Tokyo Olympics, star Indian archer Deepika Kumari is all set to return to India for the next Stage 3 of the World Cup, which starts in Paris on Tuesday. Exactly one year after winning individual gold at the same tournament last year, the 28-year-old will try to save himself after failing to win a medal at the World No. 3 Tokyo Games. Holding the Olympics at the same venue two years later will be an added encouragement for Deepika, who also won a silver medal in the 2013 World Cup final.

After returning empty-handed from her third Olympics campaign last year, Deepika, along with her husband and the country’s top man Archer Atano Das, saw a decline in form and failed to make it to the Indian team.

The pair also failed to qualify for the Asian Games, which was later postponed as the Indian Archery Association conducted a fresh trial of the top eight archers for the World Cup Stage 3.

Earlier, the same squad had to participate in both World Cup Stage 3 and Asian Games but after the postponement, Deepika and Parveen Jadhav, who were in the top-8 of the earlier trials, got a new opportunity and they Cut made.

Das, however, missed out on the top 8 in a previous trial.

Deepika cut the price of Komalika Bari, while her Tokyo Olympic mixed teammate Jadoo knocked out Sachin Gupta to complete the World Cup Stage 3 line-up.

Deepika was last seen in action for India in the Yankee World Cup final in September 2021 where she finished fourth.

In the compound section, World Championship silver medalist Jyoti Sreekha Venam also returned after failing to make the Asian Cup squad earlier this year.

World No. 3 Jyothi last participated in the Dhaka Asian Championships in November last year where he won individual gold. She returned to Ragini Mako’s place.

Sangampreet Basla also returned after expelling veteran Rajat Chauhan in the compound section.

Indian team: Recrumen: Tarundeep Rai, Jainta Talqdar, Parveen Jadhav and Neeraj Chauhan.

Recruit Women: Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakta, Radhipur and Simran Jeet Kaur.

Promoted.

Compound Men: Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini, Mohan Bhardwaj and Sangampreet Basla.

Compound Women: Jyoti Sreekha Veena, Priya Gerger, Onit Kaur and Miskan Kerr.

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