One another golden champ Indian archer is Abhishek Verma. He has set his goal to finish on the podium across all three events at the continental Games next year. At the 2022 Asian Games, depending on his capability he’s hoping to record his best result.
The 32-year-old is determined to make his position felt in every competition — international and national — and gain confidence ahead of the marquee event.
The Arjuna awardee had recently clinched a silver medal along with Jyothi Surekha Vennam in the mixed team event at the 2021 World Championships. But he was knocked out in the quarterfinals of the men’s individual event. Because he lost the eventual silver medallist Braden Gellenthien of the US.
“It was a good performance for me after Covid-19. I’m being able to achieve the targets that I have given myself and we (as a team) will look to carry on the momentum to the upcoming tournaments so that our confidence can be maintained at the 2022 Asian Games,” Verma said.
“The primary aim, for me, is the Asian Games. I believe that I can win a medal across all three events. There are times when we shoot 150 out of 150 and still lose and sometimes we win with 140-odd points. It all depends on the weather conditions and pressure around us,” he added.