Deepika Kumari equals world record at Archery World Cup
In stellar news from Indian female sportswomen, archer Deepika Kumari has equalled the World Record(WR) in the Women’s Recurve event at the qualifying stage at the Archery World Cup in Shanghai. She is currently ranked number five and a former world number one.
21 year old Kumar – who hails from Ranchi in Bihar – tallied a score of 686 out of 720 in the qualifying round, thereby equalling the WR, held by Ki Boe Bae of South Korea.
Kumari trained at Tata Academy in Jamshedpur. She had a total of 346/ 360 at the mid-interval and required 343 to break the record, but eventually equalled the tally by the Korean, who did so at the World University Games in Gwangju last year.
She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women’s individual recurve event. She was conferred the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award in the year 2012