Tata Steel assures all help to archer Deepika Kumari

 Tata Steel today said money will not be a hurdle for providing best of facilities to the country's top woman archer Deepika Kumari, who is being seen as a medal prospect in the forthcoming London Olympic Games.

"We want to ensure that the medal prospect in the London Olympics Deepika Kumari should be provided with best of facilities and training to enhance her performance as money will not be a hindrance in this regard," vice-president (Corporate Services) Sanjiv Paul said today.

Asked whether Deepika will be sent to London before the beginning of the mega event for acclimatisation, Paul, who is also the President of Jharkhand Archery Association (JAA), said, "we have already approved it".

However, the decision on when to send her to London has to be taken by the coaches, he said adding that the Archery Association of India has framed out a schedule for archers qualified for the London Olympics and following it accordingly to ensure medals in the games.

Deepika alongwith L Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro in the women's section and Jayanta Talukdar in the men's section have already qualified for the London Olympics while the fate of the two more in the Indian men's team will be decided in the World Cup Stage III at Ogden, USA.

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