Each the boys’s and girls’s recurve groups reached the quarter-finals however have been unable to safe a top-three end, which might have granted them Olympic quota spots.
Within the males’s recurve occasion, the Indian crew consisting of Dhiraj Bommadevara, Rajat Chauhan, and Tushar Shelke confronted a tricky problem towards arch-rivals Korea and misplaced 1-5 within the quarter-finals. Regardless of placing up a valiant effort, they have been unable to beat the Korean crew’s robust efficiency.
The ladies’s recurve crew, comprising Bhajan Kaur, Ankita Bhakat, and Simranjeet Kaur, additionally reached the quarter-finals however confronted a defeat towards the Netherlands. That they had a promising begin, taking the opening set and going 2-0 up, however sadly, they misplaced the subsequent three units, leading to a 2-6 loss to the Netherlands.
With the crew occasions concluded, India’s final hope to safe quota locations for the Paris Olympics will now relaxation on the person occasions. The person competitions will start on Thursday, and the Indian archers will probably be aiming to carry out properly and safe their locations within the upcoming Olympics.
Whereas the crew outcomes weren’t as desired, the Indian archers will probably be decided to place up a powerful efficiency within the particular person occasions and preserve their hopes alive for representing their nation on the Paris Olympics.
Military man Bommadevara would be the largest hope, having grabbed the second seeding from the qualification spherical of males’s particular person recurve part.
India additionally upset within the recurve combined crew occasion, regardless of a beneficial draw due to their fourth-place end within the qualification.
The duo of Bommadevara and Ankita, who acquired a bye into the last-16, misplaced out to lower-ranked Italy 4-5 (35-37, 36-35, 39-37, 34-36) (16-17) within the shoot-off.
The following spherical of Paris Video games qualifiers would be the Continental Video games — for India it could be the Hangzhou Asian Video games in October the place combined crew champions and two people per gender will make the lower.
The Asian Championship in November in Bangkok and subsequent yr’s Antalya World Cup in June are the final two qualifying tournaments.
However within the worst case situation, India will nonetheless stand an opportunity to qualify by advantage of their top-8 of World rating, which will probably be awarded as per the checklist up to date on June 24, 2024.
(With PTI inputs)