The squad will also take part in stage four of the World Cup to be held in Berlin from July 16-22 ahead of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2. Vishwas was part of India’s Asian Games bronze medal-winning team in Doha 2006 and last represented the country at stage two of the World Cup in Antalya in June last year.
The burden of expectations from the Indian contingent will be on Olympian Atanu Das who topped the two-day selection trial at the Army Sports Institute here on Friday. Former world number one Deepika Kumari also made the cut but finished second to Assam archer Promila Daimary in the women’s recurve section.
Asian Games 2018 ( Jakarta)
1) Atanu Das – Archer
2) Sukhchain Singh
3) Viswash Kumar
4) Jagdish Chaudhary
1) Promila Daimary
2) Deepika Kumari
3) Ankita Bhakat
4) Laxmirani Majhi
Congratulations to all
— Indian Archery (AAI) (@india_archery) June 15, 2018
In the compound section, Abhishek Verma, who won a team gold and individual silver in Incheon, topped the trial held in SAI Sonipat. Bengal girl Trisha Deb, who won a team and individual bronze in Incheon, will lead the women’s compound category with Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kiran and Madhumita Kumari.
While the mixed pair event will debut at the Indonesia Asian Games in August, the compound section will not feature individual events reducing it to a race for three gold medals.
Recurve, Men’s: Atanu Das (PSPB), Sukchain Singh, Vishwas, Jagdish Choudhary (all SSCB)
Women’s: Promila Daimary (Assam), Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat (both Jharkhand), Laxmirani Majhi (RSPB).
Compound, Men’s: Abhishek Verma (Delhi), Aman Saini (both Delhi), Rajat Chauhan (Rajasthan), Sangamprit Bisla (Punjab)
Women’s: Muskan Kiran (MP), Jyothi Surekha Vennam (AP), Trisha Deb (Bengal), Madhumita Kumari (Jharkhand).