Gangtok, 2 June, 2012:
Time has arrived for the Indian Olympics Archery team who had visited the State on May 16, 2012 for their training sessions for the London Olympics.
The team after leaving Sikkim on June 07 will be heading for Kolkata for further training.
Regarding the performance on the month long training when SIKKIM MAIL had an interaction with Chief Indian Olympics Archery Coach, Limba Ram, he had to say “The team is doing well in the practice session. Tarundeep, Jayanta and Rahul are on their top form and they have been putting their cent percent on the training” adding more he stated that the weather has been perfect for the team at the moment. At this point of time I say that the team is almost ready for the big game. “The days passed so fast and we could not believe it” said Limba Ram and informed that the scenic beauty of the place has not only mesmerized him but the team as well. The atmosphere is so pure and perfect for the sports person here in Sikkim which certainly helps a sportsperson to concentrate on what they are doing, said the coach.
Informing more on their next training camp at Kolkata which is pretty hot and humid at present; Limba Ram said the team has to adjust anyhow for the mission Olympics.
The team had also visited Nathula during their leisure time. “I didn’t expected that the State has a place like Nathula” said excited Limba Ram and assured that he will be visiting the State soon after the London Olympics. He also spoke about the Bhanjhakri falls, monasteries and many other beautiful spots in and around Gangtok.
Sharing also on the talents of the State he said Sikkim which can produce archers like Tarundeep Rai and Chungda Sherpa, has more to offer to the National sports. The State government is so helping and interested on youths development in comparison to other State and no doubt Sikkim will take the world.
Likewise, Women team Coach, Poornima Mahote also the coach of the TATA steel, Jamshedpur expressing her view said that the women team is doing well and has hoped for the Olympic medal.
“This is my first visit to Sikkim and it’s really a little paradise on earth” said Mahote. “Deepika Kumari, Bombela Devi and Chakruwalu Swuro who will be representing India in the Olympics has a deep understanding and bonding among them, and I must say, these women can do it” she added.
Lastly they added that on behalf of the archers they expressed their sincere gratitude to the Sikkim Archery Association (SAA) and the SAI for giving them the homely treat and hospitality.