Post the COVID-19 induced lockdown, training for archers has resumed after a five-month gap. Tokyo Olympics bound archers have stated that they are looking to get the momentum that they’ve lost gradually with focus entirely on fitness at the moment.
The men’s recurve team and Deepika Kumari have earned quota spots for the Tokyo Olympics so they will take part in the Olympics in all certainty. The training of the archers is now said to be in the initial phase as some of them are still coming out of quarantine.
‘Longest gap between training ever’
Arjuna Awardee Atanu Das said, “It was difficult for the first couple of days after returning to training as we were training very intensely in March prior to the lockdown being imposed. This was the longest gap between training that I have ever had.”
The archers, in a statement issues by Sports Authority of India, have said that they are satisfied with safety measures and protocols that are being implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “The arrangements here are very good. It’s very clean and food arrangements are good. We are being looked after very well here,” said former world no. 1 Deepika Kumari.