World Archery Championships 2021, live streaming: Watch new-look Indian team in action

Tokyo Olympians Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das did not make the team. India will compete in both the recurve and compound events. Watch live!

By Naveen Peter
Picture by Dean Alberga/ Getty Images

India will resume their hunt for a first world champion in archery at the World Archery Championships 2021 in Yankton, South Dakota, USA.

The week-long event, which starts on Tuesday, will see competitions in both compound and recurve categories across men, women, mixed and the team divisions.

India’s best outing at the biennial event came at the 2019 edition in ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, where they finished sixth in the overall standings with a silver and two bronze medals.

The Archery Association of India (AAI) has named a young team for the Yankton meet. At the national trials held on the heels of the Summer Games, seasoned archers -- including those who took part in the Tokyo Olympics -- failed to make the cut in the Indian team.

The former Asian Games medallist Abhishek Verma and the bronze medallist from the last edition, Jyothi Vennam, are the experienced names among the compound archers. Youngsters Komalika Bari, Aditya Choudhary and Parth Salunkhe will lead India in the recurve.

The recurve trio heads into the World Championships on the back of a successful outing at the 2021 World Archery Youth Championships in Poland last month. India finished on top of the medals table at the Wrocław meet with eight gold, two silver and five bronze medals.

Komalika Bari was the champion in the junior individual recurve event while Aditya Choudhary and Parth Salunkhe combined well with Dhiraj Bommadevara to hand India the title in the junior men’s team event.

Indian squad for the World Archery Championships 2021

Compound men: Sangampreet Bisla, Abhishek Verma, Rishab Yadav

Compound women: Priya Gurjar, Muskan Kirar, Jyothi Vennam

Recurve men: Aditya Choudhary, Parth Salunkhe, Atul Verma

Recurve women: Ankita Bhakat, Komalika Bari, Ridhi Phor

World Archery Championships 2021 schedule

Tuesday, September 21

Qualification round - Compound and recurve

Wednesday, September 22

Team, mixed team eliminations - Compound and recurve

Thursday, September 23

Team, mixed team eliminations - Compound and recurve

Friday, September 24

Individual and team finals - Compound and recurve

Saturday, September 25

Compound medal matches - Mixed team, men and women

Sunday, September 26

Recurve medal matches - Mixed team, men and women

Where to watch the World Archery Championships 2021 live in India?

Live streaming of the World Archery Championships 2021 will be on World Archery’s official YouTube channel.

There will be no TV telecast of the World Archery Championships 2021 in India.

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