Indian men's recurve team of Rahul Banerjee, Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia led the qualification round, while the women's team slumped to 12th place at the International Archery Challenge for the Rio Olympic Test Event.
The Indian archery team would like to be in the news for right reasons after controversial two weeks as they target Rio Olympics quota berths in the eight-day World Championships beginning here Sunday.
Top archers of the country will be seen in action in the second stage of the TATA National Ranking Archery Tournament (NRAT) which will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from March 24 to 29.
The top four men and women archers in the recurve and compound section of the 2nd National Ranking Archery Tournament (NRAT) will represent India in the forthcoming World Cup Stage I and II, an official of the Archery Association of India (AAI) said.
The ONGC on Sunday announced a cash bonanza for players who will win medals at the London Olympics with gold medal winners to get Rs 25 lakh while silver and bronze medallist will get Rs 15 and Rs 10 lakh respectively.