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Laishram Bombayla Devi

Sports | 8-14 yrs | Interactive, Learning Pod

Laishram Bombayla Devi (1985 – ) is an Indian archer from the state of Manipur. She represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for the Individual Recurve womens event. This is an archery event using a bow whose tips are bent away from the archer. It offers more resistance and stability than other bow shapes.

The Indian ace archer was born in Imphal to a family that was steeped in sports. Her mother is also an archer and teaches archery. Her mother encouraged her a great deal in her sport. Bombayla Devi’s father was Manipur state’s handball coach. In order to get ahead in her sport Laishram joined the Sports Authority of India where she trained to the level she now competes at.

Laishram has won multiple medals in her event and although she was unable to deliver at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, she has pulled up her game since and is one of the favourites in her event who is poised to win a medal.

Laishram Bombayla Devi’s Events

  • Women’s recurve- Individual
  • Women’s recurve- Team

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