India at Tokyo Olympics – Archery: Check Olympics Archery schedule, full squad, history & live stream details

India at Tokyo Olympics - Archery: Check Olympics Archery schedule, full squad, history & live stream details, Deepika Kumari
India at Tokyo Olympics - Archery: Check Olympics Archery schedule, full squad, history & live stream details, Deepika Kumari

India at Tokyo Olympics – Archery history at Olympics: Archery is one of the oldest sports first introduced in the 1900 Paris Olympics. It was included in the 1908 and 1920 Olympics as well. Since the rules were not proper and dependent on the host country to decide, Archery was removed from the Olympics for 52 years. Archery was reintroduced in the 1972 Munich Olympics with new rules and had been going smoothly since then.

India at Tokyo Olympics – Indian Archery team at Olympics: Can Deepika Kumari repeat her World cup heroics?

At Tokyo Olympics, archers will compete in five events, men’s and women’s individual events, men’s and women’s team events, and a mixed event in Tokyo 2020. Mixed event is a new addition to this year’s edition.

Coming to Indian archers, if recent performances in World cup stage 3 in Paris are anything to go by, they are expected to win at least two medals for India at the Olympics. A total of four Indian archers have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and will be competing across four events. Let’s have a look at the four archers. Tokyo Olympics Archery LIVE Streaming details & all other details – All Tokyo Olympic Archery Matches will be LIVE Streamed on SonyLIV in India & Follow them LIVE on InsideSport.co.

Indian Archery Team at Olympics – 

Atanu Das

Atanu Das will be representing India in the men’s recurve individual, men’s recurve team, and if he qualifies in the recurve mixed team. He made his international debut in 2008, and since then, he has been an integral part of the Indian archery team. The 29-years-old archer has seven world cup medals to his name, with two gold medals coming up in the 2021 World cup. If everything goes well in qualification, mixed event pair of Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari is expected to win a medal for India in Tokyo Olympics, as they did recently at the World cup in Paris.

Tarundeep Rai

Tarundeep Rai is the oldest archer in the Indian contingent. At the age of 37, he will be representing India in men’s recurve individual, men’s recurve team, and if he qualifies in the men’s recurve mixed team. Tokyo Olympics will be his third Olympics, and he is expected to play a key role in the men’s recurve team, even along with Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav.

Pravin Jadhav

Pravin Jadhav is the youngest archer in the Indian contingent. At the 2019 World Archery Championships, he was a member of the first Indian team to qualify for the final since 2005; the team received the silver medal. His accuracy at the Tokyo Olympics is very important for the men’s recurve team to finish on the podium. The 25-years-old archer will be competing in the men’s recurve individual, men’s recurve team, but he looks unlikely to qualify for the mixed team event.

Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari is the reigning world number one in women’s Archery. Recently, she was in the limelight for winning a hat-trick of gold medals at the Archery World cup stage 3 in Paris. She is the best bet for Indian in this Olympics in two events, women’s recurve individual and recurve mixed team event. Tokyo Olympics will be her second Olympics, after the first one at the 2012 London Olympics.

India’s Archery schedule at Tokyo Olympics

  • Friday, 23 July, (05:30 – 07:30) (IST)

–         Women’s Individual ranking round (Deepika Kumari)

  • Friday, 23 July, (09:30 – 11:30) (IST)

–         Men’s Individual ranking round (Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai)