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Archery at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will begin on Friday, June 23 and run until Saturday, July 31. It will have five different events at the World Games, including individual events (men and women), team events and mixed team events.

As many as 64 archers participate in the individual events before it progresses to the knockouts. The draws for the same are decided through seeding, meaning that the top-seeded archer is most likely to compete against the 64th seeded archer.

The team events, however, see a different format. Here, the top four seeded teams get an automatic bye to the quarter-finals. The rest of the teams, seeded between 5-12, will compete for the remaining spots in the quarter-final.

For Tokyo 2020 Olympics, India have a four-member team comprising Pravin Jadhav, Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai - all competing in Men's Individual and Recurve Team events - and Deepika Kumari, competing in Women's Recurve Individual event.

Deepika Kumari is the only women archer representing India at the World Games. Currently a world number 1 in her category, she will be one of India’s medal hopefuls having won three gold medals at the World Cup stage 3 in Paris. This is going to be Deepika’s third appearance in the Olympic Games having represented India at the London 2012 Olympics and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

Furthermore, a lot is expected from Atanu Das as well. The 29-year-old will head to Tokyo on the back of two gold medals from the 2021 Guatemala City World Cup (individual event) and the 2021 Paris World Cup (mixed team event). 

He is also expected to line alongside Deepika Kumari in the mixed team events if the pair qualifies for the event. This will be determined after the ranking rounds.

The individual competitions will see 64 archers beginning the action with a ranking round that will have the archers shoot 72 arrows. They will then be ranked by score for their seeding in the single-elimination bracket.

Indian archers at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Men’s category: Pravin Jadhav, Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai

Women’s category: Deepika Kumari

Indian archery at Tokyo 2020: Schedule and live India match times

Date and Time: Friday, July 23 - Starts at 5:30 AM IST

Venue: Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

Women’s Individual Ranking Round

Men’s Individual Ranking Round

Date and Time: Saturday, July 24 - Starts at 6:00 AM IST

Venue: Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

Mixed Team 1/8 Eliminations

Mixed Team Quarterfinals

Mixed Team Semifinals

Mixed Team Bronze Medal Match

Mixed Team Gold Medal Match

Date and Time: Sunday, July 25 - Starts at 6:00 AM IST

Venue: Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

Women’s Team 1/8 Eliminations

Women’s Team Quarterfinals

Women’s Team Semifinals

Women’s Team Bronze Medal Match

Women’s Team Gold Medal Match

Women’s Team Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Monday, July 26 - Starts at 6:00 AM IST

Venue: Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

Men’s Team 1/8 Eliminations

Men’s Team Quarterfinals

Men’s Team Semifinals

Men’s Team Bronze Medal Match

Men’s Team Gold Medal Match

Men’s Team Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 27 - Starts at 6:00 AM IST

Venue: Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

Men’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Women’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Men’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Women’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 28 - Starts at 6:00 AM IST

Venue: Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

Men’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Women’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Men’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Women’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Date and Time: Thursday, July 29 - Starts at 6:00 AM IST

Venue: Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

Men’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Women’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Men’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Women’s Individual 1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations

Date and Time: Friday, July 30 - Starts at 6:00 AM IST

Venue: Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

Women’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations

Women’s Individual Quarterfinals

Women’s Individual Semifinals

Women’s Individual Bronze Medal Match

Women’s Individual Gold Medal Match

Date and Time: Saturday, July 31 - Starts at 6:00 AM IST

Venue: Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

Men’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations

Men’s Individual Quarterfinals

Men’s Individual Semifinal

Men’s Individual Bronze Medal Match

Men’s Individual Gold Medal Match

Where to watch Archery at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics live in India?

Archery at Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be telecast on the Sony Pictures Network India. Coverage will begin live at 5:30 AM IST on Sony’s TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the Archery at Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.

Featured photo: SAI Media

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