Indian archers proved themselves a strong force in Asia, second to South Korea. But all these efforts by our archers are overshadowed by federation suspension. Its a gut wrenching feeling when you win medals for you country but neither tricolor goes up nor national anthem played. In 2019 our archer produced some seller performance. Indian men's team, which missed Rio Olympics 2016, secured the first Olympics quota in archery through trio of Tarundeep Roy, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav at World Championship. They went on to win silver medal after losing to mighty Korea in final. The 23 year old Vijaywada based Jyothi Surekha won silver medal at Asian championship in compound archery along with Abhishek Verma. Another young archer, 17 year old Komalika Bari won Gold in women's recurve individual cadet category at World youth championship. At Antalyla World cup Indian trio of Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma won bronze medal in compound archery. Deepika Kumari won silver medal at Olympic test event in July. Then she qualified for Olympics at Asian Archery Championship in Thailand. We hope women's team will also book their ticket which also include Asian Archery Championship silver medalist Ankita Bhagat and veteran Bombayla Devi. At Asian championship Indian archers bagged 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze. Indian archer participated as neutral athlete at this event. They were allowed to participate just because it was an Olympic qualifying event. Then at South Asian games Indian archery team participation was denied to and Bangladesh bagged all 10 medals. Our athletes are facing problems due to internal mudslinging in federation. The AAI, under Rao, who is an reired IAS officer had copped a lot of criticism for poor planning. Indian archers failed to participate in the season-opening stage one World Cup in Medellin in April due to a delay in flight from New Delhi. The biggest blow to Indian archery came in August when World Archery suspended the national federation after two warring groups conducted parallel elections in Delhi and Chandigarh. All top countries plan their roadmap two or three years prior to Olympics. We still are not sure about whether our athletes will participate or not. While our archers are producing good results, the AAI had to find a solution by the end of July. Also all our federations should plan for Paris 2024 now so that our athletes don't face any problem.