London: Touted as serious medal contenders, a bunch of unassuming archers will seek to give India’s Olympic campaign the perfect start when the event gets underway here on Friday at the hallowed turf of the Lord’s, the spiritual home of cricket.
If the archers needed a spark of inspiration, they simply have to turn to the historic venue that has witnessed cricketing heroics for many a generation. Now the Indians will be keen to make an impact with bow and arrows.
Going by current form and rankings, the Indians would fancy their chances of clinching a few medals, including the coveted gold medal.
Unlike most other disciplines which begin only after the Opening Ceremony, archery starts tomorrow with the ranking rounds for the draw. Women’s football has already got off the blocks yesterday.