Deepika Kumari News
Atanu Das said he and Deepika Kumari, who married in a low-key ceremony in July last year, are staying in separate rooms in the Athletes’ Village but they train together and are with each other most of the time. They did not team up for the mixed team competition, though, with Kumari and Pravin Jadhav losing to South Korea in the quarter-finals.
The men’s trio’s combined performance was just enough to finish inside top-10 as they totalled 1961 for a ninth place finish in their first Olympic appearance since London 2012. The Indian men’s team had failed to qualify for the 2016 Rio Games and Das was the only male competitor in the individual section.
The delayed Tokyo Olympics will finally get underway on Friday (July 23) and India will be hoping for their highest-ever medal haul from these Games. India has sent their biggest-ever contingent with 119 athletes competing in 85 different medal categories. In these collection of pictures, we take a look at India's top medal contenders at the Tokyo Olympics.
The COVID-19 pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics is already underway and India athletes will be seen in action from Friday (July 23). Indian athletes in the Olympic village are fighting a dual war, and are under pressure. First is the pressure of the approaching games which start in two days and the second is that of Covid-19. But most of them are remaining focussed about performing at the biggest sporting stage. In these collection of pictures, we take a look at how some of India's top athletes are gearing up for Tokyo Olympic Games.
At the start of the day, India women’s recurve team comprising of Deepika Kumari, Komalika Bari, and Ankita Bhakat bagged a gold medal at the Archery World Cup Stage 3 in the French capital. The team defeated Mexico 5-1 in the finals. The upcoming tournament, of course, is the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which are less than a month away.
The two-time Olympian, however, held her ground in the fifth, shooting a 29 and displaying the kind of resilience she’s oft been accused of lacking. Deepika shot first and shot a nine, about one centimetre out of the 10-ring to the right. That single arrow added a second gold on the day to complement the recurve women’s team gold India won over Mexico.