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Eyes on Paris prize, archers look for edge: Recreating venue, sessions with top coach

In a corner of Haryana, there will soon be a small slice of central Paris.It won’t be an exact replica of the iconic gardens of Les Invalides, where the Olympics archery competition will be held. But the lawns of the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Sonepat centre will be transformed into a field of play that will be “very similar” to the venue of the games, said Indian archery’s high-performance director Sanjeeva Singh. Be it the platform on which the archers will stand and shoot, the colour scheme of blue, red, green and purple, the positioning of the shot timers or even the big LED screens near the targets, the Archery Association of India (AAI) is in the process of recreating the Olympics venue at the training base to prepare the athletes for what to expect in the French capital. ”...