Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat secured an Olympic quota for India after qualifying for the semis of Asian Archery Championships.
Deepika Kumari, the former World No 1, is a four-time Archery World Cup Finals silver medallist from six editions of the event.
Four-time silver medallist Deepika Kumari was beaten by Tan Ya-ting in straight sets to make an embarrassing first round exit from the Archery World Cup Final on Sunday.
Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi lost their pre-quarterfinal matches in the Rio Olympics 2016 archery competition
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced to the quarter-finals of mixed doubles as they beat Samantha Stosur and Jon Peers. Badminton stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu too won their opening matches. However, the day was marred
While archers Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi progressed to the Round of 16, shooter Jitu Rai disappointed as he failed to make the 50m air pistol final.
Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari will take part in their Round of 16 competitions at the Rio Olympics on Thursday.
Deepika Kumari finished at the 20th position in individual curve qualifying, while Bombayla Devi was 24th and Laxmirani Majhi 43rd
Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi finished in the top 25 of the archery women's individual ranking round at the Rio Olympics. Earlier, Atanu Das finished 5th with a score of 683 in the ranking round. Catch archery highlights from Rio Olympics here
The Olympic Games officially begin in Rio on Friday (Saturday morning in India). Archers will be the first set of Indian sportspersons to be seen in action. Here are the details of the Rio Olympics 2016 schedule
Football and archery are the sports which start even before the official opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics Games
Archers Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi will compete in individual as well as team events at the Rio Olympics in August.
Indian women's team lost 2-6 to Chinese Taipei in the recurve final while the men's recurve team beat Britain 6-0. In the mixed pair event, the team of Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das got the better of their Korean opponents
Indian women's recurve team defeated Germany 5-3 to enter final of Archery World Cup (stage 1)
Top seed Deepika Kumari, after her world record score of 686 in the qualifiers, started off well with two easy wins but stumbled against Maja Jager 4-6 for an abrupt end to her glorious run in the women's recurve individual.
Deepika Kumari bagged her fourth silver medal in five years at the 'Archery World Cup Final' as India ended the campaign with two silver medals.
The team consists of four archers each in men's and women's recurve event, women compound and Indian round, while one archer will be eligible for individual event in the men's compound and Indian round.
Recurve being the only competitive category at the Olympics, Indian's steady decline should be a cause of concern, as six quota places for Rio would be up for grabs in the World Championships, slated to be held in Copenhagen from July 26 to August 2 next year.