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Archer Atanu Das places Tokyo disappointment behind, wins National Games gold

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], October 7(ANI): For over two months after his failure to win a medal on the Tokyo Olympics, Atanu Das went on trip, talked to his spouse Deepika Kumari about beginning a household to make sure that there was extra to life for them than simply archery and solely picked up the bow and arrow when he made his peace together with his disappointment.Atanu then modified his method to coaching and even travelled to completely different places to get again into his groove. Late on Thursday night, right here on the Sanskardam Sports Complex close to Ahmedabad, the West Bengal archer’s tribulations got here to an finish as he gained the Men’s Individual Recurve gold, beating Gurcharan Besra of Services within the gold medal match of the thirty sixth National Games.Unsurprisingly, he whooped like a toddler and celebrated his triumph unabashedly.”The upcoming year is very important for us. This gold is reassuring that my preparations are on the right track.”You can say I’m an upgraded model of myself. Thoda chillana kam jar diya hoon (Have stopped shouting now). But after I do one thing large, you will note me shouting in pleasure,” he added.Atanu Das, who had lost to Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa of Japan in Tokyo, hasn’t been able to make it to the Indian squad since then and was also dropped from the Target Olympic Podium scheme.Though the 30-year-old is disappointed with how things turned out after the Tokyo Games, he said the changes in his personal life have also made him a lot calmer. Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari are expecting their first child in December this year and he is definitely excited to start this new phase of life.”After I misplaced on the Olympics, the burden was an excessive amount of for me to bear. You prepare all of your life for that one second. And then whenever you expertise defeat, notably understanding effectively that you simply have been adequate to win a medal, it will get an excessive amount of.”Both Deepika and me tried to neutralise this by focusing on our personal life,” stated Atanu Das, including he has understood the significance of staying calm and never permitting something to overwhelm him.”Earlier I would get affected by things people would say. Not so much now,” he added.Since returning to coaching, Atanu Das has moved from Shillong to Kolkata by way of Pune and Jabalpur to try to prepare in several situations and has additionally centered on endurance and power constructing. He has additionally added much more selection in his coaching schedule to keep away from making it monotonous and likewise to organize him for knock out matches.”It is quite different when you stand at that shooting line during a match. Things don’t always go according to plan,” stated Atanu Das, who managed to boost the bar after being locked 4-4 with Gurcharan Besra.He got here up with two consecutive 10s and a 9 on the third was sufficient to clinch the title.Haryana bagged the remainder of the gold medals – Men’s and Women’s Team, Women’s Individual and Mixed Doubles – to dominate the recurve occasions.Their ladies’s group defeated Jharkhand within the shootout whereas the lads received a walkover from Services within the last.Earlier, Sangeeta had opened their gold medal account in recurve occasions by beating Anishka Kumari Singh of Jharkhand within the particular person last.The combined doubles mixture of Akash and Bhajan Kaur then defeated Maharashtra’s Gaurav Lambe and Charuta Kamalapur in theshoot-out to spherical off the gold medal depend.(ANI)

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