Men’s category – For Rio, India failed to win a team spot in men’s archery. With only 1 quota place, 24-year-old Atanu Das was picked over more experienced archers like Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia to represent the country at the Games. The World No. 22 is unlikely to reach the later stages of the competition and one hopes that his exit doesn’t remind the team of the ghosts of London.
Adjusting to wind conditions– Archery has a notorious habit of playing second fiddle to wind and letting it run the sport. After the windy conditions in London, the archers from all over the world, not just India, will be happy with the climate in Rio. However, Brazil isn’t a giant vacuum and wind is likely to play a part. Having failed to adjust to the flow of the air before, the Indian team will have to be at their best to factor in the constantly changing wind speed and direction when they are in action.Published 05 Aug 2016, 10:47 IST