Focussed on converting negative thoughts into positives: Deepika
The Morning Standard|June 18, 2021
FOCUS ON OLYMPICS
AYANTAN CHOWDHURY

AHEAD of the final Olympic qualification tournament in Paris, the Indian women archers — Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari — are busy training at their base in Vichy Sports Complex, about 400 kilometres from the French capital. The expectation from most quarters is that the team will earn the quota but a star-studded field will be in attendance and it will act as a precursor to the Olympics. Amid the hype, this daily had a telephonic chat with former World No 1 Deepika. She spoke on a variety of topics focussing on the team’s preparations, how she has been tackling her mind and what to expect come June 20. Excerpts...

The women’s team is training at the Vichy Sports Complex for over 10 days now. How much of a help will that be?

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