Famous person Indian archery couple — Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das — would glance to begin afresh after their Tokyo Olympics debacle once they compete within the International Cup Ultimate, beginning right here on Thursday. The 2-day showpiece festival may also mark the go back of the duo that did not make the reduce to the Indian senior workforce for the just-concluded International Championships on the identical venue.
After being sidelined from the Indian workforce, the duo competed by itself at SAI, Kolkata and the 2 would glance to atone for their medal-less trip in Tokyo Olympics. An Olympic medal remained elusive for the Indian archers in spite of their spectacular build-up to the Video games.
Competing as global primary, Deepika Kumari, who was once the lone Indian lady archer in fray, made a quarterfinal go out with a tame loss to Korean sensation An San. Das was once the most productive some of the Indian males however he additionally bowed out within the pre-quarterfinal, whilst they misplaced to Korea in each males’s workforce and combined pair sections.
With the losses nonetheless contemporary of their minds, the duo would glance to begin afresh within the two-day International Cup Ultimate. Deepika, who has slipped to global quantity two, has 4 silver and a bronze medal from seven appearances on the International Cup Ultimate, and it is still noticed whether or not she is in a position to fit the feat of Dola Banerjee.
Dola is the one Indian to have gained a gold on the premier festival, in 2007. Deepika will get started towards 23-year-old Russian Svetlana Gomboeva, contemporary from her workforce silver on the Tokyo Olympics.
For Das, this might be his first International Cup Ultimate look and he has a very simple draw towards Germany’s Maximilian Weckmueller, who gained a silver at degree two of the International Cup in Lausanne, Switzerland. The most efficient 8 archers from 4 phases of the International Cup qualify for the International Cup Ultimate, which is able to see a complete of 32 competition throughout males’s and girls’s recurve and compound sections.
This time India would have a participation within the compound segment, the place Abhishek Verma is the lone qualifier, after successful a gold on the 3rd degree of the International Cup in Paris. The 2014 Asian Video games gold medallist Verma will face global quantity 4 Braden Gellenthien of the US in his quarterfinal fixture later within the day.
Verma has two particular person medals — one silver (2015) and a bronze (2018) — on the International Cup Ultimate and he additionally has a silver within the combined pair match with Jyothi Surekha Vennam in 2018. Verma will search for his first gold medal in 3 appearances on the International Cup Ultimate. The attracts: Recurve males: Brady Ellison (USA) vs Mauro Nespoli (ITA); Atanu Das (IND) vs Maximilian Weckmueller (GER); Jack Williams (USA) vs Yun Sanchez (ESP); Mete Gazoz (TUR) vs Nicholas D’Amour (VIR).
Recurve ladies: Deepika Kumari (IND) vs Svetlana Gomboeva (RUS); Elena Osipova (RUS) vs Ana Vazquez (MEX); Michelle Kroppen (GER) vs Casey Kaufhold (USA); Lisa Unruh (GER) vs Mackenzie Brown (USA). Compound males: Mike Schloesser (NED) v Adrien Gontier (FRA); Mathias Fullerton (DEN) vs Jozef Bosansky (SVK); Braden Gellenthien (USA) vs Abhishek Verma (IND); Kris Schaff (USA) Federico Pagnoni (ITA).