- 1Women’s archery team has reached Rio for the 2016 Olympics
- 2They are the first squad to reach the Brazilian city
- 3The Rio Games will be held from August 5 to 21
The women’s archery team was the first squad from India to reach Rio, almost four weeks ahead of the games, in order to acclimatise.
The team is currently undergoing rigorous training in Rio where they were also seen practising Yoga. The expectations from the squad is very high especially from former world No. 1 Deepika Kumari, who surprised everyone, this year, by breaking a world record in the women’s recurve event at the Archery World Cup in Shanghai.
The 22-year-old who is currently ranked 5th in the world won her fourth silver medal at the World Cup earlier this year. The team will be vying for gold in 3 medal disciplines in both individual & team events.