Optimistic of bagging a rich haul of medals, the Indian archery team is here for the 12th South Asian Games.
While the team for the compound event was seen practising at the Cricket Ground, Polo where arrangements have been made for the same, the recurve team arrived today.
The India side is hopeful of a good show in the multi-nation event.
The Compound event team comprises of P Lily Chanu, V Jyothi Surekha, Swati Dudhwal and Purvasha Sudhir Shinde in the women’s category and Rajat Chauhan, Abhishek Verma, Manash Jyoti Changmai and C Srither in the men’s category.
The Indian recurve team, meanwhile, comprises of Jayanta Talukdar, Binod Swansi, Tarundeep Rai and Gurucharan Besra making up the Recurve men’s team and Deepika Kumari, L Bombayla Devi, Madhu Vedwan and Laxmirani Majhi for the women’s event.
The Bhutan archery contingent also attended a practice session at the JN Complex today.
The 16-member contingent, eight in compound and eight in Recurve are hopeful of a better show in this edition of the Games.
The weather in Shillong, meanwhile, is just perfect for the Bhutanese who are used to harsher conditions.
The archery event for the South Asian Games is slated to begin on February 5 with the Qualification Rounds. Individual matches will follow on the 6th.