Deepika kumari

Ranchi, Jharkhand

DOB – 13 June 1994

Event – Archery Recurve Individual and Team

Olympian, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Padma Shri, Arjuna Awardee

Unarguably the star of Indian Archery, Deepika Kumari has been India’s highest ranked recurve archer – among women and men.

Deepika got her first breakthrough after she enrolled herself at the Arjun Archery Academy in 2005. Later in 2006 she joined the Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur. Her desire to prove herself made her train day in and out so much that she refused to go home for three years, till she won her first big junior level title – the Cadet World Championship’s gold in 2009 and became only the second Indian archer to do so.

In the same year she won the 11th Youth World Archery Championship held in Ogden, United States. At the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010, she won two gold medals, one in the individual event and the other in the women's team recurve event. At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, Deepika was a part of the Indian archery recurve team, along with RimilBuriuly and Dola Banerjee, edged out Chinese Taipei 218:217 in the bronze play-off to ensure a podium finish.

2012 was a significant year for the rising star when she won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal at Antalya, Turkey and went on to become World No. 1 in Women’s Recurve Archery.

Currently ranked fifth in the world, Deepika has to her credit 2 individual World Cup silvers, won in 2011 (Istanbul) and 2013 (Shanghai).

She has also won two World Championship silvers in the women’s team event from 2011(Torino) and 2015(Copenhagen).

The 23-year-old was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2012 and the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri, in 2016.

After representing India at two Olympics, 2012 London and 2016 Rio, she has her eyes set on Tokyo 2020 and Olympic Gold Quest is proud to be a part of this prolific archer’s journey.

- Silver, Recurve Team, World Cup, Shanghai 2016
- Equalled World Record in the Qualification Round, World Cup, Shanghai 2016
- Silver, Recurve Individual, World Cup Final, Mexico City 2015
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Team, World Championships, Denmark 2015
- Gold, Recurve Team, World Cup, Colombia 2013
- Gold, Recurve Team, World Cup, Poland 2013
- Gold, Recurve Team, World Cup, Poland 2014
- Bronze, Individual, World Cup, Poland 2014
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Individual, World Cup Final, Tokyo, 2012
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Individual, World Cup Stage 2, Antalya, 2012
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 1, Shanghai, 2012
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Team, Asian Grand Prix, Bangkok, 2012
- Bronze Medalist, Recurve Team, Asian Archery Championships, Iran, 2012
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Individual, World Cup Final, Istanbul, 2011
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 4, Shanghai, 2011
- Bronze Medalist, Recurve Individual, World Cup Stage 4, Shanghai, 2011
- Bronze Medalist, Recurve Junior Team, World Youth Championships, Poland, 2011
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Junior Individual, World Youth Championships, Poland, 2011
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Individual, World Cup Stage 3, USA, 2011
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 3, USA, 2011
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Team, World Championships, Torino, 2011
- Bronze Medalist, Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 2, Antalya, 2011
- Bronze Medalist, Recurve Team, Asian Games, China, 2010
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Individual, CWG, New Delhi, 2010
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 4, Shanghai, 2010
- Silver Medalist, Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 3, USA, 2010
- Gold Medalist, Recurve Cadet Individual, World Youth Championships, USA, 2009

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