By Nitin SrivastavaNew Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI): Arjun Munda, President of the Indian Archery Association (AAI), believes the archery team to Tokyo will make history for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“See, we have confidence in our players that they will do their best and that the try is for the nation, their success is the nation’s success. The way they played made the nation proud, the recent medals gold in tournaments says it all. Like the president of the IAA, I think this time the archers will do well in the Olympics and in the history of the scenario at the international level, “he said. declared to ANI.
Last month, India’s recurve team, consisting of Deepika Kumari, Komalika Bari and Ankita Bhakat, won a gold medal at stage 3 of the Archery World Cup in Paris. Deepika also won the recurve individual event by 6-0 and the mixed event with her husband Atanu Das.
“Today there is a really encouraging environment as our players are going to put on their best performances at the Olympics and India expects our players to be definitely the best. The nation supports our players and the way the Prime Minister interacted with the players is something very good. He spoke with the players, exchanged views and encouraged them. The players are also confident to do well and I hope our players will certainly do well to the players. Olympic Games ”, he underlined.
Meanwhile, the Indian archery team led by Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das left for Tokyo to compete in the Olympics. “Way to Tokyo. The journey begins. This is the first time that we have had the privilege of having a very comfortable trip. Thank you very much @Media_SAI @Anurag_Office @KirenRijiju @PMOIndia,” Atanu Das tweeted on Saturday.
A total of 127 athletes from 18 Indian sports disciplines will travel to Tokyo. This is the largest contingent ever sent by India to the Olympics. The 69 cumulative events in the 18 sports disciplines in which India will participate are also the highest on record for the country. (ANI)