The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has informed the World Archery Federation on Monday about the eight-member squad chosen to represent India at the 3rd Asian Para Championship. The third edition of the para-championship has been scheduled to be held at Bangkok from October 18 to 26.
For the Recurve Men category, the IOA has chosen Vivek Chikara, Harvinder Singh and Rajesh, while Shyam Sunder Swami, Harmanjot Singh, and Kuldeep Sharma would be competing for India in the Compound Men Open team. Apart from them, India would also be sending Jyoti Baliyan and Mital Gaikward for the Compound Women Open, as per IOA’s letter, reported PTI.
"It has been resolved unanimously by the Transitory Committee that the Para Selection Trials conducted on 12th and 13th August, 2019 at Sonepat, Haryana would be considered for the selection of team for 3rd Asian Para Championship," said IOA president Narinder Dhruv Batra.
"Of eight selected para archers, two archers (Harmanjot Singh and Kuldeep Sharma) are non-classified who will have to appear first for classification test in Bangkok prior to the championship. We would also request you to allow Parvesh (recurve men open) for classification test who performed well in the selection trials but couldn't get into the team," he added.
The letter, which was addressed to the Secretary-General of World Archery Federation, Tom Dielen, also revealed that "all five members of Court appointed Transitory Committee of Archery Association of India met on 14th September, 2019 at New Delhi".