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.
Indian archers eyeing Olympic medals will have a feel of what's in store for them less than a year down the line when they compete among the best in the International Archery Challenge for Rio test event at the Sambodromo.
Fully aware that a small lapse in concentration can cost one a medal in any target sport, the Archery Association of India now plans to include yoga sessions in training to build archers' mental strength and give them the best-possible podium chance in Rio Olympics.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said that like any other sports federation of the country, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) also need to be made accountable and transparent in its functioning as according to the Apex Court of India it is a "public body".
Rajat Chauhan earned India its first-ever individual medal in the World Archery Championships when the compound marksman bagged a silver after going down to home favourite Stephan Hansen in the final here on Saturday.
Indian archer Laxmirani Majhi will fight for the bronze medal as her compatriot Deepika Kumari failed to get past her Chinese opponent in the third round of the individual recurve women's event at the World Championships here on Thursday.
Indian archers had a mixed day in the individual recurve women's event with Laxmirani Majhi and Deepika Kumari advancing to the last 16 while Rimil Buriuly lost in her first round outing at the World Championships here on Wednesday.
The Indian women's recurve archery team made a strong comeback to book a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics as the men failed to advance after losing to Italy in a tie break at the World Championships here on Tuesday.
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.