Women archers unwind with comedy movie before Oly departure

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2012, 13:18 PM IST

Kolkata: To avoid being bogged down by pressure ahead of the Olympics, the Indian women`s archery team chilled out by catching comedy film `Bol Bachchan` before heading to London for the mega-event.

"We like doing different things. Watching movies is one of them. There is no point being serious. Watching a comedy before leaving (for London) helped lighten the mood. We fight too," Bombayla, who would take part in her second successive Olympics, told a news agency in an interview.

But she was quick to add that the fighting in the team has never lasted beyond two minutes.
"Chekrovolu (Swuro) is a little short-tempered but she calms down quickly, while Deepika Kumari never argues. She is always a silent observer. It`s normally over in two minutes and then there is too much of bonding," she said of the world number two team.

The team, which is together for more than a year since June 2011 (World Cup Stage II), has gone from strength to strength especially after their upset win over the Koreans in the World Championships last year, which earned them London Olympic berths.

"It was the best thing to have happened to us. It gave us enough time to prepare for Olympics...To stay together as team. There is no seniority or juniority among us. We are like a
family, looking to improve every day," he said.

The Beijing Olympian`s role in the team is to provide the finishing shot after the talented Deepika and senior-most Chekrovolu take their aim.

"We have come up with a sequence according to which Deepika opens followed by Chekrovolu. I shoot last and it`s important to finish well," she said about the six arrows shooting -- two by each member -- within 120 seconds.