Deepika Kumari is already the most successful archer from India. Hailing from a Ranchi, she has helped India become a respectable force in the field of Archery. She has not won Gold at World Cup Finals, but has won two Silver medals and equalled World Record too for maximum points.
- Full Name: Deepika Kumari
DOB: 13th June, 1994
Parents: Shivnarayan Mahato (Father) and Geeta Mahato (Mother)
Study: KMCT College, Ranhi (Arts)
First Academy: 2005 Seraikela-Kharsawan Archery
Second Academy: 2006 Tata Archery Academy
Achievements: Ranked World No. 1 before 2012 Olympics
Born as the eldest daughter in the family of an autorickshaw driver and a nurse, she hails from Ratu Chati village of Ranchi, Jharkhand in India. Her talent was spotted by Seraikela-Kharsawan Archery. With her achievements in Archery, she has been also employed by Tata Steel as manager at Sports department in July 2012. When the world was looking forward to her in 2012, London Olympics saw her ouster early, shocking everyone.
- 2006: Junior Compound Individual Gold
2009: Winner 11th Youth World Archery Championship in Ogden, USA
- 2016 Padma Shri
2017 Young Achiever’s Award by Vogue
2012 Arjuna Award
2010 The Outstanding Performance at CWG (Female) award (Sahara Sports Award)2010 Sportsperson of the year by Tata Steel.
- 2nd Indian to win World Champion title as she won Gold in 2006 junior compound individual event.
First Indian women archer to reach top ranking.
2016: Equaled World record of (686/720) in the Women’s Recurve Individual event.
- 2006: Gold medal in the individual compound event of the junior World Cup at Merida in Mexico
2009: Gold medals in both the individual and team recurve events of the 11th Youth World Archery Championship at Ogden in USA.
2010: Gold medals in both the individual and team recurve events of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.
2010: Bronze medal in the team recurve event of the Asian Games at Guangzhou in China.
2011: Silver medal in the team recurve event of the 46th World Championships at Turin in Italy
2011: Silver medal in the individual recurve event of the World Cup Stage III at Ogden in USA.
2011: Gold medal in the team recurve event of the World Cup Stage IV at Shanghai in China.
2011: Gold medal in the individual recurve event of the World Youth Archery Competition at Legnika, Poland.
2012: Gold medal in the individual recurve event of the World Cup Stage II at Antalya, Turkey
2013: Gold medal in Archery World Cup stage 3 at Medellin.
2013: Silver medal in Individual Shanghai World Cup FINAL
2015: Bronze at World Cup Stage in Recurve Individual
2015: Silver medal in Women’s Team event at Copenhagen World Championships
2015: Silver in World Cup FINAL