I don't want to play again without tricolor: Deepika Kumari
BHOPAL: former world number 1 and the best archer in India Deepika Kumari On Friday he said it was unfortunate for you to play for India, but when you get a medal you have no tricolor in your hand.
She was referring to 21 Asian Championship organized in Bangkok in November 2019. Deepika got a Olympic fee in the Continental Qualification Tournament organized outside 21 Asian archery championships .
La ganadora de Arjuna Deepika será invitada a una función para felicitar a los medallistas de MP en Khelo India Games. La función se llevará a cabo in the estadio Tatya Tope el sábado.
Indian suspension archery La asociación de la federación internacional obligó a los arqueros a competir como atletas neutrales bajo el World Archery in the campeonato asiático. Después de ganar la medalla en ese campeonato, el tricolor no subió, ni se tocó el himno nacional.
Speaking with TOI, Deepika said: Bura lagta hai jab aap apne desh ke flag ko represents nahee kar paate (You feel bad when you could not represent the Indian flag in international meetings). He added: I don't think that will happen again in my career, since things are now calm)
About Indian archers not being able to win medal in the Olympics despite dominating in every big tournament, Deepika said, “Whoever is representing India in Olympics wants to win medal. Same applies to archers also.”
She said: “I think the players are under unnecessary pressure. In India, people start talking about the Olympic Games just a few days before the event, while in other countries they start preparing for the Olympic Games almost two years before the event. This saves athletes from undue pressure.
On his preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, Deepika said: “I am working hard to win the medal at the Olympic Games. Only the athlete who represents India can understand the hard work done by him to represent India in the Olympic Games. ”
She suggested that there is a need to have more archery academies for attracting youths towards this game. “It is true that there are only 2 or 3 archery academies in the country. Besides opening academy, need is to give atleast 10 years’ time for grooming both mentally and physically. We need to have more competitions in the country,” said Deepika.