The Indian men’s recurve archery team has secured a place for the upcoming Olympics 2020 as they defeated Canada in the pre-quarterfinal round match of the ongoing Archery World Championships. The female recurve archers lost against Belarus in the second round and missed out on an Olympic quota.
With a good show against Canada in the round of 16 battle, the Indian men’s recurve team, which comprises of Tarundeep Rai, Praveen Jadhav, and Atanu Das, qualified for the top eight and also ensured that they get an entry into the Tokyo Olympics. India got the better of their opponents from Canada by a 5-3 win in their second round game in the Archery World Championships being held in the Netherlands.
India won the first two sets by 56-55 and 57-56 respectively but Canada came back strong with a 58-54 win in the third. However, the Indian archers asserted dominance towards the end of the game and stormed into the quarters with a 5-3 margin. Apart from India, South Korea, Kazakhstan, China, Great Britain, Australia, Netherlands, and Chinese Taipei have also secured an Olympic berth by qualifying for the quarter-finals.
On the other hand, the Indian women’s recurve team was defeated by Belarus in their second-round clash and failed to book a place in the 2020 Olympics. The Indian women’s recurve team suffered a shock defeat to Belarus in their second-round as they failed to secure an Olympic quota. The women’s team, which comprises Laishram Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari, and Komalika Bari, lost 6-2 to Belarus on Wednesday.
Although the women’s compound archery team managed to get an entry into the quarter-finals after a 236-226 win over France, this event is not a part of the Olympics.