Tokyo Olympics: World No. 1 Deepika Kumari is one of the medalists at the Indian Olympics.© World Archery / Twitter
Archer Deepika Kumari will enter the Tokyo Olympics as the world number one in the women’s record category. He finished No. 1 in June after winning a triple gold medal at the 3rd stage of the World Archery Cup in Paris. The 27-year-old from Ranch has been at the top of the standings since 2012, winning gold medals in the Women’s Individual, Women’s and Mixed Team events. Overall, Deepika has nine gold, 12 silver and seven bronze medals at the World Cup and is one of the strongest medals in India at the Olympics.
“I’m happy, but at the same time, I have to keep it that way,” Deepika told World Archery after getting the No. 1 spot.
“I want to improve on that because the upcoming tournament (Tokyo Olympics) is very, very important to us. I’m trying my best to keep learning what I can.”
At the Olympics, Deepika said: “Our country, in archery … doesn’t have an Olympic medal. It’s very important to win Olympic medals, so it’s very important to me.”
Deepika’s latest Stellar form has a good India to get a medal at the Olympics. She teamed up with Ankita Bhagat and Komalika Bari to win gold in the women’s team appeal test before winning a gold medal in the mixed team before pairing with her husband Atanu Das.
Earlier this year, Deepika won a gold medal in the first stage of the World Cup along with Bhagat and Bari.
Deepika will be one of the four Indian archers at the Tokyo Games along with Das, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav.
In any of the previous two Olympics (2012 and 2016) he has not been able to make it past the quarter-finals and this year the record will be better in Tokyo.
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