The 27-year-old Deepika kumari gained the number one position after winning back to back gold in three recurve event in a row- Women individual, Women's team and mixed team in Archery World cup 2021 in Paris.
On Sunday, Kumari along with Anika Bhakat, the Komalika Bari team won the gold medal over Mexico in the final of world cup stage 3
After winning with her group, she paired up with her husband Atanu Das. The couple comfortably won over Nehtherland's Sjey ven den berg and Gabriela Schlosser with 5-3 for gold.
"It feels amazing. The first time we won the final together, it feels so happy. It feels we are made for each other. But, in the ground, we are not a couple, but like just other competitors, we motivate, support and back each other," Atanu said following the win, reports PTI.
After her incredible victory, many notable personalities and netizens took to Twitter to congratulate her.
Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju also tweeted
The third and last stage of 2021 of Hyundai Sponsored Archery world cup 2021 takes place in the French capital of Paris at Charlety Stadium.
Though it is not the first time since kumari achieved this spot in 2012 when she first women individual recurves gold medal in Turkey.
Since the world cup started in 2006 by the world archery federation situated in Switzerland. It is the 2nd time when an Indian women athlete won a Gold medal. In the reward competing, archer awarded with 'best male & female athletes who master over the bow and arrow of concentration, accuracy and targeting skills.
During the match, the archer competes in different stages and at different places. Likewise, this year the venue was Guatemala, Lausanne, Paris and Yankton. The last and final match took place at the French capital PARIS.
Though it's not the first time- any women bagged with gold from India in the archery world cup. Before kumari, Dola Banerjee was the first women who won the title of women individual recurve in the archery world cup Dubai in 2007.
Struggle behind the achievement.
Deepika kumari belongs to a Ratu Chatti village 15 km away from Ranchi. Since her childhood, she practised archery by aiming at mangoes with stones. As she belongs to a lower-middle-class family. Her family was not able to provide accommodation. Hence she used to practice with bamboo made arrow and bow. Her professional training started at Tata Archery Academy Jamshedpur.
Her struggle has been filmed in the short documentary produced by Uraaz Bahl & wife Shaana levy Bahl who successfully showed the hard work, hope, and bravery of Deepika Kumar in the documentary called "Ladies First".
She also received the Arjuna award from the government of India in 2012.
This winning will help Deepika kumari to warm up for her bigger dream, the Tokyo Olympics that will be held by the next month. She the only women we would be representing India as a women archer in Tokyo Olympics.
We wish her Good luck!!
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