Bombayla Devi Laishram

Arjuna Awardee Imphal, Manipur, India

DOB – 22 February 1985

Event – Archery Recurve Women’s Individual, Recurve Women’s Team

Laishram Bombayla Devi is an experienced archer who has represented India at the Olympics twice in a row at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and will be now going to her third Olympics at Rio 2016.

She became the first women to qualify for the Beijing Olympics after a brilliant performance at the 2007 World Archery Championship at Leipzig in Germany. The Indian women’s recurve archery team of Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari and Chekrovolu Swuro earned quota place for the London Games when they won a silver medal at the 46th World Archery Championship in Turin, Italy in 2011.

Bombayla started practicing archery in 1996 and became the member of the Indian team a decade after in 2006. Her moment of pride came when she won Gold at Recurve Team event in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. In 2012, she was one of the proud recipients of ‘Arjuna Award 2012′.

Bombayla, who hails from Manipur, started archery at a very tender age since she belongs to family of sports lovers in Imphal. Her mother M Jamini Devi, a state archery coach, introduced her to the sport while her father Manglem Singh is a handball coach. Bombayla later joined the SAI centre in Imphal and won her first national title in 2006 after defeating experienced Sumangla Sharma.

She has managed to establish herself in World Archery arena because of her determination, her passion for the sport and a desire to be among the best in the world.

- Silver Medalist, Recurve Team, World Cup, Shanghai 2016
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, Archery World Cup, Poland 2014
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, Archery World Cup, Poland 2013
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, Archery World Cup, Medellin, Colombia, 2013
- Bronze Medalist, Recurve Mixed Team, Archery Asian Grand Prix, Bangkok, 2013
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, Archery World Cup, Shanghai, 2012
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, 1st Asian Grand Prix, Bangkok, 2012
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Mixed Team, 1st Asian Grand Prix, Bangkok, 2012
- Bronze Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, 17th Asian Archery Championship, Iran, 2011
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, World Cup Stage IV, Shanghai, China, 2011
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, World Cup Stage III, Ogden, USA, 2011
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, 46th World Championships, Turin, Italy, 2011
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, Commonwealth Games, New Delhi, 2010
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, World Cup Stage III, Ogden, USA, 2010
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Women’s Individual, South Asian Games, Bangladesh, 2010
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, South Asian Games, Bangladesh, 2010
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, 1st Asian Grand Prix, Bangkok, 2010
- Bronze Medalist, Recurve Women’s Individual, Asian Circuit Archery Meet, Dhaka, 2009
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, Asian Circuit Archery Meet, Dhaka, 2009
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Individual, Asian Archery Grand Prix, Iran, 2007
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Team, Asian Archery Grand Prix, Iran, 2007
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Women’s Individual, International Archery Challenge Cup, London, 2007

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