Indian Sports LIVE, March 18: Deepika Kumari tops Olympic selection trials in archery-ZoomTech News

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ICYMI: Deepika Kumari, Dhiraj Bommadevara high Archery choice trials for Paris Olympics.

Former world primary Deepika Kumari, who missed the whole season final yr after turning into a mom in December 2022, topped the choice trials for the upcoming World Cups and Paris Olympics in Sonipat on Sunday.

The three-time Olympian, who marked her return by successful two gold medals on the Baghdad Asia Cup in February, made the reduce together with Bhajan Kaur, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari within the four-member squad. Former youth world champion Bari got here in on the expense of Simranjeet Kaur. Making a comeback after 20 months, the 29-year-old rallied to defeat Simranjeet in a four-setter to clinch gold on the Baghdad leg of the Asia Cup.

India are but to safe a quota within the girls’s part for the Paris Olympics and the third stage of the World Cup in Antalya from June 18-23 would be the ultimate qualifying occasion earlier than the Video games in July-August.

Dhiraj Bommadevara, who has secured the one Paris Olympic quota for India to this point, topped the lads’s recurve part. Tarundeep Rai, Pravin Jadhav and Mrinal Chauhan are the opposite members of the lads’s recurve squad. Chauhan is the one change to the Asia Cup Leg 1 squad, coming instead of Parth Salunkhe.

“This squad is provisional (for the Olympics), and we might make one or two alterations based mostly on their efficiency within the first two phases of the World Cup,” nationwide excessive efficiency director Sanjeeva Singh advised PTI. As a matter of truth, a group consists of three members for the Olympics and it stays to be seen if India can qualify as a group for Paris Video games.

The season-opening first stage of the World Cup is slated in Shanghai from April 21-28. Yecheon in South Korea will host the second stage of the World Cup from Might 21-26.


Recurve Males: Dhiraj Bommadevara, Tarundeep Rai, Pravin Jadhav and Mrinal Chauhan.

Recurve Girls: Deepika Kumari, Bhajan Kaur, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari.

Compound Males: Prathamesh Fuge, Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Priyansh.

Compound Girls: Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami, Parneet Kaur and Avneet Kaur.

What’s on at this time?

  • It is a uncommon break in March for Indian sports activities, with little of be aware other than the I-League, the place Inter Kashi tackle Aizawl, with either side protected in mid-table and no nice stakes concerned. The ladies’s hockey senior nationals are ongoing, for which we may have late updates.

What occurred yesterday?

In an action-packed day:

  • Athletics: Gulveer Singh shatters 16-year-old nationwide document in males’s 10,000m

  • Volleyball: Ahmedabad Defenders beat Calicut Heroes 3-2, whereas Mumbai Meteors defeated Delhi Toofans 3-1 within the Prime Volleyball League.

You’ll find all the small print on what occurred yesterday, right here.

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