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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Indian archers linked to Olympics to overlook World Cup second leg in Switzerland resulting from visa difficulty

Indian archers will now take part immediately within the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris which would be the final Olympic qualifying occasion for the Indian ladies’s recurve crew.

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Calcutta: Indian archers destined for the Olympic Video games will be unable to take part within the World Cup second stage in Lausanne as a result of their software for a short-term visa has been rejected by the Swiss Embassy.

India struggled with a second wave of COVID-19[female[feminine pandemic which has pressured many international locations to ban vacationers from India.

Indian archers will now take part immediately within the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris which would be the final Olympic qualifying occasion for the Indian ladies’s recurve crew. The seven-day competitors kicks off on June 23.

“The Swiss Embassy didn’t permit any short-term visas and we had little time for the World Cup stage 2 (Could 17-23). ​​Our objective now’s solely the World Cup in Paris. Indian Archery Affiliation (AAI) Common Secretary Pramod Chandurkar advised PTI.

India has to date particular person locations for women and men for Tokyo. The nationwide federation may request a rest of the 10-day quarantine rule for its archers after they attain Paris.

“We’re contemplating writing to the French federation to permit archers to journey at the very least to coach in the course of the 10 days of quarantine,” he stated.

Chandurkar added that the federation may even ship the compound crew to Paris. The crew had missed the primary leg of the World Cup following the “false constructive report” of its head coach.

“Compound archers have run out of publicity on the match for a very long time, so we wish to have full participation within the third stage of the World Cup,” added Chandurkar.

Within the absence of the compound crew, the recurve archers placed on their greatest ever World Cup present, successful three gold medals and one bronze in Guatemala Metropolis final month.

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