Deepika Kumari has brought laurels to India abroad by performing brilliantly in the World Cup Archery Competition.
Deepika Kumari (Photo Credit: ANI)
In the World Cup Archery Competition (Archery World Cup Stage 3), Deepika Kumari has illuminated the name of India abroad by performing brilliantly. The archer, who hails from Ranchi, hit three gold medals in a single day and fulfilled the medal hopes for Indians ahead of the Olympics. On Sunday, Deepika won the gold medal along with Komalika Bari and then Ankita Bhakta in the recurve match of World Cup Stage 3 Archery being held in Paris, France. The Indian recurve women’s team won the gold medal by defeating Mexico 5-1 in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 here on Sunday.
Beat Turkey 6-0 in the quarter-finals
The Paris World Cup is the last global event before the Tokyo Olympic Games to be held from 23 July to 8 August. On their way to the final, India defeated France 6–2 in the semi-finals and 6–0 over Turkey in the quarter-finals. Last weekend, Indian women’s recurve archery did not live up to expectations and the women’s team for the Olympics missed out on a quota place. India lost 0-6 to Colombia in the first match to be knocked out of the Olympic qualification tournament.
The team of Deepika Kumari, Komalika Bari and Ankita Bhakat lost their first match to Colombia to be out of the Olympic qualification. This was the last chance for the Indian archers to win the women’s team quota place for the Olympic Games. Mexico, the United States and Italy were the top three teams and won the recurve women’s team quota place for the Olympic Games.
In the 2019 Olympic qualification cycle, Deepika qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in an individual event, while the men’s recurve team of Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav secured team quota places in the men’s section during the 2019 World Championships in the Netherlands .
First Published : 27 Jun 2021, 09:29:21 PM