Bringing pride in India, women athletes won a gold medal for the nation, at the 2023 Asian Games. Indian women's compound team rallied to down their Chinese Taipei rivals by one point in a tense final to secure the medal in archery. The top-seeded reigning world champion trio of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami and Parneet Kaur shot 60 out of 60 in a perfect final end, securing 5th medal.
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India's archery players, Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari lost bronze medal matches at the world cup final in Yankton (USA). The pair battled in frigid circumstances due to the lack of an Indian recurve instructor on October 1. Das was beaten 6-0 by defending Olympic champion Mete Gazoz of Turkey in a one-sided bronze playoff. He also stepped up as Deepika's coach after she lost against Michelle Kroppen.
Harvinder Singh won India's first-ever archery medal at Tokyo Paralympics 2021. His journey to the bronze medal was shaped through his practice on his farmland during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a concentration-demanding sport like Archery, reading novels and listening to "Gurbani" kept his mind stable, and calm. He added his life was full of ups downs, but he always managed to rise above the challenges.
Scoring 699 out of 720 points, India's master archer Rakesh Kumar bagged the third spot while Shyam Sundar Swami with 682 points finished 21st in the men's compound individual archery ranking round in the Tokyo Paralympics at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field. Kumar secured the spot after a perfect 60 in the fourth and fifth set. Both are set to head for a possible mixed event with Jyoti Balyan.
World's No.1 Archer Deepika Kumari defeated former World Champion Ksenia Perova 6-5 of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the Women's singles Archery at the Tokyo Olympics. By being calm at the crucial moment, she secured a perfect 10 to win against the Rio Olympics silver medalist. Reportedly, Kumari is the first Indian to set foot in the quarter-finals of women's Archery.
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India's Deepika Kumari advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the Women's Individual event in Archery after surviving a scare against Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez of the US. Kumari won the match by a score of 6-4 and began the first set with a 7 due to windy circumstances and beneath the lights. However, she recovered with a 9-9. She managed to win the final set by 26-25, to advance into the pre-quarterfinals.
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Indian archer Deepika Kumari secures ninth place with a score of 663 after 12 vigorous sets at the women's individual ranking round on the first day of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Deepika begun steadily and secured fourth place at the end of the first half but slipped in the second half. The opening ceremony of the Olympics will begin at 4 pm on July 23.
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Indian Archer Deepika Kumari achieved the first global rank on June 27 in a recurve women at the World Cup Stage-III in Paris. The 27-year-old archer achieved the title after winning three gold medals – women’s individual, women’s team, and mixed team. "This is the first time I've won all three medals in a World Cup,” said Kumari. However, she expressed her enthusiasm to work hard as “important competitions… read-more
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A woman named Brittany Walsh has entered in the Guinness World Records by shooting an arrow for farthest distance using her feet. The international level gymnast, Walsh, broke the charts by shooting 12.31 meters. Besides, being a performer for over 11 years, Brittany has crafted her talent through theatre and circus shows. Interestingly, the Instagram post that shared the record holder's feat has garnered a lot of attention and praise.
Hit by the pandemic blues, the national-level archer and gold medal winner from Dhanbad, Mamta Tuddu has resorted to selling pakodas (fritters). The eldest daughter of a retired government-employee, Mamta has been the sole earning member of her family. She returned home in between training amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Besides, Mamta claimed that she did not receive any aid from the authorities. After knowing Mamta's plight, the Dhanbad Archery… read-more