India is going to be represented by 16 participants in all the 8 events held for Archery. We are going to have a closer look at events in which Indians can possibly win a medal for the country.
COMPOUND (MEN, WOMEN AND MIXED TEAM) – Indian women’s team won the Silver medal at the recently held world championship and they are holding the number one position in World Rankings for team category. Considering the form of experienced archers like Jyothi Surekha and Trisha Deb with a combination of young archers, Indian team is favorites to win gold in Compound team event. The team will face challenges from Chinese Taipei and South Korea in their quest for exclusive Medal.
Similarly, Men’s Team is also a combination of experienced archers like Rajat Chauhan and Abhishek Verma alongside the other two youngsters have a very good chance of winning a medal in their category. Color of Medal can be decided based on their performance in that particular day and teams which will give tough fight are South Korea, Chinese Taipei an Iran.
India has a good chance to win a medal in the mixed category as the team will be selected based on their performances in qualifying rounds of Games. It will be a face-off between South Korea and India in the race for Gold Medal in this category.
RECURVE (MEN’S INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM) – Atanu Das is the only realistic hope for winning a medal in individual category. He has to perform really well to have any chance of securing a medal for Country. It will be very tough for India to win a medal in team event unless they are able to perform beyond their best.
RECURVE (WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM) – In women’s category, Deepika Kumari has a chance to win a medal if she is able to perform her best under pressure. She will face tough Competition from Korean and Chinese Taipei Archers. It will be very tough for Women’s team to win a medal unless they are able to exceed the expectations and produce a superlative performance on the competition day.
In Recurve category, the best chance for India to win a medal lies in mixed category as there is a chance of Atanu and Deepika combining together for the event. Their experience and skills will play a major role in important matches for medals.
According to Sportingindia team, India has a chance of winning 3 to 4 medals in archery in Asian games. Majority of those will come from Compound archers.Archery Profile