The 12-member Indian team for the 2023 World Archery Championships, which begins on July 31 in Berlin, Germany, features many new faces. The only three archers from the 12-member squad that competed at the previous World Championships two years ago are compound archers Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, as well as recurve archer Ankita Bhakat.
In the men’s division of recurve archery, Tushar Shelke, Mrinal Chauhan, and Dhiraj Bommadevara will represent India. These three recently won a bronze medal in the World Cup stage three by defeating China last month.
Ankita Bhakat’s performance in the quarterfinals during the 2021 World Championship was the best among all recurve archers at that time. She will be supported in the women’s category by Bhajan Kaur and Simranjeet Kaur.
In the previous edition, India did not win any medals in recurve archery, but there was delight in compound archery.
The compound teams will be led by Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Vennam, who have recently been the top compound archers. Abhishek will compete alongside Prathamesh Jawkar and Ojas Deotale, while Jyothi will team up with U18 world champion Aditi Swami and Parneet Kaur.
Indian compound archers previously secured three silver medals in the women’s team, mixed squad, and women’s singles events. Jyothi Vennam played a crucial role in all these medal-winning performances.
2023 World Archery Championship: Indian Sqaud
Men’s Team: Dhiraj Bommadevara, Mrinal Chauhan, Tushar Shelke
Women’s Team: Bhajan Kaur, Ankita Bhakat, Simranjret Kaur
Compound Men’s Team: Abhisek Verma, Prathamesh Jawkar, Ojas Deotale
Compound Women’s Team: Jyothi Vennam, Aditi Gopichand Swami, Parneet Kaur