Jamshedpur, Feb 24 (PTI) Olympian and former India coachLimba Ram today refused to read much into the disappointingshow of Commonwealth Games gold medalist archer Deepika Kumariin the ongoing National Games, saying up and downs are partand parcel of an athletes life.
Deepika failed to win a medal in the Games losing toPrativa Boro of Assam, and Limba said the defeat is only apart of the game.
Limba said the golden girl of Jharkhand has been doing agood job but she has to maintain her performance to qualifyfor next year''s London Olympics.
Asked whether Chattisgarh government approached him topromote archery in the state, Limba said the Chief Minister ofthe state made such an offer two years back but there was nofollow up on the matter since then.
"However, I had suggested the government to set uparchery academy rather than coaching to few archers," he saidadding that Chattisgarh did not have reputed archers atpresent but had plenty of talents.
"I am ready to visit Chattisgarh if I am offered a jobwith good payment. However, my first priority will be to coachIndian team, who will be preparing for the worldchampionship." Limba said.
Asked whether the Archery Association of India hasrenewed his contract, Limba said, "I was intimated by thesecretary of AAI, Pareshnath Mukherjee during the ongoing ofNational games in Jamshedpur."
"Mukherjee had asked me to attend the camp at Kolkata tocoach the Indian team," he added.