Commonwealth Games gold medalist and former world number one India's star woman archer Deepika Kumari believes that it is still a tough challenge for women archers to get Olympic quota due to the cancellation of the tournaments. Deepika said in an online chat show with Indian table tennis player Mudit Dani that women archers are working hard and are confident that women archers will achieve Olympic quota.
Two-time world champion Deepika said, “There was a lockdown when the qualifiers came close, after which we did not understand what to do. Our practice was going very well but then it happened and we do not know what will happen next. At the moment we have one quota and one qualifier left to win two other quota. Usually we get full quota by this time but this time the time is different. ”
Archery World Cup is the last chance for the Indian women's archery team to get the quota in June last year, after failing to win the quota in the World Championship held in June last year. Deepika is the first woman archer from India to have won the Olympic quota winning gold in the Asia Continental qualification in Bangkok last year.
Deepika said, “Our ranking in archery will begin on the same day as the opening ceremony. I am sad that I have never been a part of the inauguration ceremony and I have only seen it on TV. ”