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Deepika Kumari Biography

Sports | 11-14 yrs | Reading Pod, Interactive

Deepika Kumari Profile

Deepika Kumari is a young Indian archer currently ranked at World’s No. 5 (June 2018). She gained recognition at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi when she secured the gold medal in the women’s individual recurve event.

Where is Deepika Kumari from?

Kumari hails from the city of Ranchi in Jharkhand and grew up in a village 15 km outside the city. She was raised in a hard-working family with her father working as an auto-rickshaw driver and her mother a nurse at the Ranchi Medical College.

Where did Deepika study Archery?

Deepika was able to finally stop depending on her family for financial support when in 2006, she was accepted into the Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur.

What events does Deepika participate in?

She participates in both Women’s Recurve Individual events and as a part of the Indian team.

What awards has Deepika won?

Despite facing difficulties in the Olympics held in London in 2012 and Rio in 2016, Deepika has fought to secure medals in different World Cup Championships including a gold medal in 2018 at the Salt Lake World Cup

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