Indian Archery team for 2016 Olympics comprises of Atanu Das and three women including Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi. India is still awaiting an Olympic medal in Archery despite having World Champions like Deepika Kumari and having already participated in seven Olympics. Can this Olympics help them earn the elusive medal!!
- 5-12 Aug Atanu Das Men’s Individual
5-11 Aug Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi Women’s Individual
7 Aug Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi Women’s Team
Schedule and Results
Aug 5: Ranking Round
5th position Individual Atanu Das
20th Individual Deepika Kumari
24th position Individual Bombayla Devi Laishram
43rd position Individual Laxmirani Majhi
7th position Women’s Recurve Team
Archery Elimination Round 1
- Aug 7 Women’s Recurve Team vs Colombia
Aug 8 Individual Laxmirani Majhi vs Alexandra Longova (Slovakia)
Aug 9 Individual Atanu Das vs Jitbahadur Mukta (Nepal)
Aug 10 Individual Bombayla Devi Laishram vs Laurence Baldauff (Austria)
Aug 10 Individual Deepika Kumari vs Kristine Esebua (Georgia)
In 2012, 6 Archers participated in four events. Men’s team of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai, Women’s team of Laishram Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari and Chekrovolu Swuro reached Round of 16. Men’s team lost to Japan, while Women’s team lost to Denmark.
In Individual event of Women’s and Men’s, Deepika Kumari, Chekrovolu Swuro and Jayanta Talukdar were knocked out in first round, while Laishram Bombayla Devi, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep lost in second round.