India’s campaign in the Archery World Cup Stage III in Ogden, USA -- the last qualifying meet to make the London Olympics cut — began on a disappointing note when Rahul Banerjee’s equipment got lost in the transit.
Banerjee, who is part of a three-member side eyeing to seal the Olympic quota place, lost his bow case containing all the equipment and a new set had to be purchased in the USA.
This means the archer would have had difficulty in setting his fingers ahead of the meet, to be held from June 19-21.
Confirming the development, the Archery Association of India secretary general, Paresh Nath Mukherjee said “We did not want to take any chance. So we have already procured a new equipment for Rahul so that he will be able to compete.
“At the same time, we are trying our level best to get the lost equipment back before the Olympic qualifiers as that is very crucial for us. We have two days to go for the competition and I am sure he will be able to adjust to the new equipment,” he added.