The country`s top archers, including Deepika Kumari, will be seen in action in the TATA National Ranking Archery Tournament (NRAT) - 2nd Stage for Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior beginning at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.
Deepika Kumari got back into rhythm and kept India`s medal hopes alive advancing into the round of 32 in the recurve individual section at the Archery World Cup Stage 4 in Wroclaw, Poland on Wednesday.
With the confidence of women archers "shattered" by the recent incident of alleged sexual misconduct and a suicide in the Army Sports Institute in Pune, the Archery Association of India could shift the venue of the national camp for next month`s World Cup stage III.
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.
Ace archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das of Steel Plant Sports Board (SPSB) and Dola Banerjee of Railway Sport Promotion Board (RSPB) won the top place in the 1st and 2nd elimination round of the ongoing 2nd National Ranking Archery Tournament (NRAT) at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Saturday.
Calling for financial assistance for the London Olympics-bound archers, Indian chief coach Limba Ram on Saturday said he was hopeful of winning at least two medals in the July 27-August 12 mega sporting event.
Olympian Dola Banerjee slumped to a poor seventh place, even as her Railways colleague Rimil Biruly made the cut by finishing on top in selection trial for the season-ending 17th Asian Archery Championship.