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India secures men’s and women’s team quotas in archery for Paris Olympics

India will, thus, be eligible to compete in all the five medal events in Paris — men’s and women’s team, individual and mixed categories

PTI New Delhi Published 25.06.24, 10:42 AM
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India secured men’s and women’s team quotas in archery for this year’s Paris Olympics based on the updated world rankings on Monday.

India topped the rankings among the non-qualified nations in both men’s and women’s sections to seal their team quotas.

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India will, thus, be eligible to compete in all the five medal events in Paris — men’s and women’s team, individual and mixed categories.

In the men’s section, India and China made the cut, while in the women’s section Indonesia were the second nation to secure the team Olympic quota.

The team events will have 12 sides in each section, while five teams will compete in the mixed competitions.

For the first time, team quotas have been offered to the top-two nations after the three-leg Olympic qualifiers.

Forty-year-old Army veteran Tarundeep Rai, who made his Olympic debut at Athens 2004, will make his fourth Games appearance.

The same is for former world No. 1 Deepika Kumari, who will compete in her fourth Olympics on the trot, having debuted in the London 2012 Games.

Dhiraj Bommadevara, Ankita Bhakat and Bhajan Kaur will make their Olympic debuts, while for Pravin Jadhav it will be his second successive Games after Tokyo.

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