Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das won Gold Medal (Atanu Das / Instagram)
Archery World Cup: Indian archery star duo Deepika Kumari and her husband Atanu Das won two individual golds, helping India to their best in the World Cup, winning three gold and one bronze medal in the first leg of the tournament.
Guatemala City. Indian archery star duo Deepika Kumari and her husband Atanu Das won two individual golds. This gave India the best performance in the World Cup and won three gold and one bronze medal in the first phase of the tournament. Former world number one Deepika won the third individual gold in the World Cup in her career. At the same time, Das won the first gold in the World Cup and won the men’s recurve individual final. Both also qualified for the Archery World Cup final. Das, who married Deepika in June last year, said, “We travel together, practice, compete and win.” He knows what I like and I know what he likes. “This is the best performance in the World Cup by India’s recurve archers, who won two individual and one team gold. This is India’s best performance in recurve men’s category as well before Jayant Talukdar won gold in Croatia in 2009. For India, Deepika, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari started by winning gold in the team category. The trio beat Mexico 5-4 in a shoot-off. Earlier, Bhakat and Das won the bronze by defeating America 6–2. In the end, Deepika and Das won gold in the individual category. Deepika gave eighth seed McKenzie Brown of America 6. Defeated 5. She beat Alejandra Valencia in the semi-finals 7. Was defeated by 3. This was the third gold in Deepika’s career that won the yellow medal for the first time in 2018 in Saltlake City. After winning, she said, “It was very difficult to control the heartbeat.” I was feeling nervous with him. Confidence has increased by winning. “Das to Daniel Castro of Spain 6. Beat by 4. Prior to this, his best performance was in Antalya in 2016, when he finished fourth. He said, “Looks amazing. This dream is like coming true. The hard work that I have done for so many years brought color. ”