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Archer Deepika Kumari set for India comeback at World Cup Stage 3 in Paris


Archer Deepika Kumari, who endured a disappointing Tokyo Olympics campaign last year, will return to one of her favourite hunting grounds – Paris for the World Cup Stage 3.

Archer Deepika Kumari set for comeback at World Cup Stage 3 in Paris (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deepika Kumari returns to action for Paris World Cup Stage 3
  • Kumari had won an individual gold at last year’s Stage 3 World Cup
  • Atanu Das has failed to make the Indian team for the tournament

Star Indian archer Deepika Kumar will make her competitive comeback for India in the World Cup Stage 3, starting in Paris on Tuesday, June 21. This is the first time Deepika will be in action this year as she looks to put behind a disappointing Tokyo Olympics campaign.

Deepika Kumari will look to begin her campaign in the ongoing Olympics cycle in Pairs, which is the same tournament where she won individual gold in 2021. The World No. 3 will be looking for a solid show at her favourite hunting ground wherein she won a World Cups Finals silver in 2013.

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

Deepika and her husband Atanu Das have not been able to make the Indian team consistently. The duo also could not qualify for the team for the Asian Games, which were later postponed.

However, the Archery Association of India conducted a fresh trial of the top-eight archers for Stage 3 of the World Cup. Deepika and Pravin Jadhav, who were in the top-8 of the earlier conducted trial, got a fresh opportunity and made the cut.

Das, however, missed out having finished outside the top-8 in the earlier conducted trial.

Deepika made the cut at the expense of Komalika Bari, while her Tokyo Olympic mixed team partner Jadhav ousted Sachin Gupta to complete the World Cup Stage 3 lineup.

INDIA TEAM FOR STAGE 3 WORLD CUP

Recurve Men: Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar, Pravin Jadhav and Neeraj Chauhan.

Recurve Women: Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat, Ridhi Phor and Simranjeet Kaur.

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

Compound Women: Jyothi Surekha Venna, Priya Gurjar, Avneet Kaur and Muskan Kirar. (With PTI Inputs)



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