India archers look to book Rio Olympics berths
The Indian archery team would like to be in the news for right reasons after a controversial two weeks as they target Rio Olympics quota berths in the eight-day World Championships beginning here on Sunday.
The Archery Association of India (AAI) has barred India’s foreign coach Lim Chae Woong, Jiwanjot and another coach Surinder from accompanying teams as a fallout of university compound team’s missing bronze medal berth at the World University Games at Gwangju in South Korea.
Later the Association of Indian Universities cracked the whip on the errant trio of Gurwinder Singh, Kanwalpreet Singh and Aman as the sport earned some disrepute.
Amid the pall of gloom, six Indian recurve archers including <g data-gr-id="13">experienced</g> trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Mangal Singh Champia would look to give India some reason to rejoice. Even as the team is together for the first time since 2010, their experience would matter the most as the duo of Rahul and Jayanta will look to complement <g data-gr-id="21">Champia</g>.