As Indian athletes leave for 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, the whole nation will be hoping for the team to return home with a rich haul of medal at their disposal. Even before the Indian athletes could begin their campaign at the games, the contingent suffered a huge setback as India’s top-ranked recurve archer Deepika Kumari suffered from dengue.
According to the reports in The Tribune the World, No 7 archer missed the flight to Jakarta alongside the rest of the archery contingent. However, according to the officials she will be fit in time and is expected to leave on Friday to represent India at the continental event.
Deepika, who is considered as a medal contender will be part of the individual and mixed team events, which get underway on August 22.
According to quote from the source “We had no clue about her illness,” said a source. “When she did not take the flight to New Delhi, we enquired and were told she was down with dengue,”
Deepika was heading into the games after winning a World Cup gold medal this year in Salt Lake and qualifying for the season-ending World Championships.