London: A distraught women's archery coach Purnima Mahato says the only reason for India's disastrous performance at the London Olympics she could think of is perhaps their inexperience at performing on the big stage.
Mahato told IANS on Thursday that she was as much puzzled at her wards' performance, particularly that of Deepika Kumari, as anyone else back home.
Intriguingly, she now says that the archers should have practised back home instead of going over to London ten days in advance.
The most worrying aspect of this slump, she feels, is that it will take back India's archery at least four years and that means catching up all over again. ...more
08:02 PM, Aug 02, 2012
London: Indian women archers have enough mental strength to create history at London Olympics as they have learned to soak in pressure, feel the two coaches accompanying the squad in the British capital. "We're hoping to create Indian archery history. The girls have already shown their admirable skills, all they need to do is to keep their composure," says women's archery coach Purnima Mahato. "Mental strength plays a very big...
01:28 PM, Jul 24, 2012