Asian Games: Deepika Kumari seeks to bury ghosts of London Olympics
The unpleasant memories of 2012 Olympics still fresh in her minds, Indian archery's blue-eyed girl is desperate to bury the ghosts of London with a medal-winning display at the upcoming Asian Games
New Delhi: The unpleasant memories of 2012 Olympics still fresh in her minds, Indian archery's blue-eyed girl Deepika Kumari is desperate to bury the ghosts of London with a medal-winning display at the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon.
Touted as India's biggest medal hope in London, the then World No 1 Deepika crashed out in the first round of the women's individual recurve event.
Talk to Deepika about that day, and she says the nightmare is haunting her till date, and she can't wait to make amends for that disappointment.
"London was a big disappointment for me. There were high expectations from me as I went into the London Games as World No1. I don't know what happened that day, but I couldn't just perform to my level," Deepika said from Gwangju, South Korea.
"After London, the Asian Games is the biggest sporting event and I will definitely try my best to forget the London nightmare by winning a medal in Incheon," she said.
A medal in the South Korean city will not only help Deepika bury her London ghosts, but will also end her individual medal jinx in the Asian Games.
Deepika won a bronze medal in the women's recurve team event in 2010 Guangzhou Games, but missed out on an individual bronze by a whisker.