The Summer Olympics of 2016 is being held in Rio, making it the first South American city to host the Olympics. India’s participation in this Olympics is the highest in history with almost 100 participants aiming to achieve laurels for the country.India’s first day at Rio Olympics 2016 will solely see action in the Archery events. A total of four Indian athletes will be participating in various archery events.
Atanu Das will be representing India in the Archery Men’s individual event at 5:30 today. Atanu has been in the international archery arena since 2008 and holds the 67th rank in the world. He also won a bronze medal in the World Cup Mixed Team event with his team partner, Deepika Kumari.One of the best archers of India, Deepika Kumari will be representing India for both Women’s Team Event and the individual event. A strong contender in her category, Deepika Kumari is a former World No.1 and is currently at the fifth rank.
Laxmirani will be competing with and also against her compatriots in the Women’s Team and Women’s Individual events. Majhi belongs to the Santhal tribe. Her talent for archery was discovered in a government school.
Bombayla Devi Laishram:
Bombayla Devi Laishram had participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the Women’s team event but could not score a medal. This year she will be participating in both, Women’s Team and Women’s Individual event in archery.