The Indian Archery team became the first team in the country to be vaccinated before Tokyo. During the ongoing national camp at the Army Sports Institute, all eight players, coaches, and sporting staff on the team took the second dose of the vaccine. Among those to be vaccinated include Atuludas, Tarundeep Roy, Praveen Jadhav, members of the men’s team who have won the Olympic quota, and Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhagat, Komolika Bari of the women’s team. Apart from these, reserve players B Dheeraj and Madhuvedan also took both vaccine doses.
No player had problems after taking the vaccine
Deepika Kumari, who won the only Olympic quota in women, shared her experience with Bhaskar after taking both doses. Deepika said that she and any team member did not face any kind of problem after being vaccinated. After half-day rest, he started training again. Everyone should get vaccinated without any fear.
He said that people should not stop wearing social masking and masks even after taking the vaccine. Now I can prepare for the Olympics without any tension. For this, I thank the Army and the Archery Federation.
Men’s team gets Olympic quota after 8 years
The Indian men’s team last participated in the 2012 London Olympics. After that, she could not play in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The team achieved the Olympic quota by reaching the quarter-finals of the World Archery Championship last year. The Indian team reached the finals of this championship after 14 years. However, the team had to be satisfied with the silver medal itself. The team consisted of Tarundeep Roy, Atanudas, and Praveen Jadhav.
The women’s team has a chance to win the Olympic quota
The women’s team has one chance to win the Olympic quota. The team has to take part in the World Cup to be held in Paris from 21 to 27 June. For this, the team’s national camp is engaged at the Army Sports Institute, Pune.