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Name KUMARI Deepika
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 13 JUN 1994
Residence Gender Female
Height 163 cm Weight 60 kg
Discipline Archery

Archery

Result
Date Time Event Results
Result Record
23 SEP 2014 10:00 Recurve Women's Individual Ranking Round 1337 (rank 8)
23 SEP 2014 10:00 Recurve Women's Team Ranking Round 3957 (rank 5)

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
3Recurve Team2010Guangzhou, CHN
4Recurve Individual2010Guangzhou, CHN
Olympic Games
9Recurve Team2012London, GBR
33Recurve Individual2012London, GBR
World Championships
2Recurve Team2011Turin, ITA
5Recurve Team2011Turin, ITA
7Recurve Team2013Antalya, TUR
8Recurve Team2013Antalya, TUR
17Recurve Individual2013Antalya, TUR
17Recurve Individual2011Turin, ITA
World Cup Final
2Recurve Individual2013Paris, FRA
2Recurve Individual2012Tokyo, JPN
2Recurve Individual2011Istanbul, TUR
World Cup
1Recurve Individual2012Antalya, TUR
2Recurve Individual2013Shanghai, CHN
2Recurve Team2013Shanghai, CHN
2Recurve Individual2011Ogden, UT, USA
2Recurve Team2011Ogden, UT, USA
2Recurve Team2011Antalya, TUR
3Recurve Individual2014Wroclaw, POL
3Recurve Team2014Wroclaw, POL
3Recurve Team2013Medellin, COL
3Recurve Individual2011Shanghai, CHN
6Recurve Individual2013Wroclaw, POL
6Recurve Individual2013Medellin, COL
8Recurve Individual2012Shanghai, CHN
9Recurve Team2013Wroclaw, POL
9Recurve Team2011Shanghai, CHN
11Recurve Team2011Porec, CRO
17Recurve Individual2014Medellin, COL
17Recurve Individual2011Antalya, TUR
17Recurve Individual2011Porec, CRO
33Recurve Individual2013Antalya, TUR
Asian Championships
1Recurve Team2013Taipei, TPE
3Recurve Team2011Tehran, IRI
7Recurve Individual2013Taipei, TPE
7Recurve Team2013Taipei, TPE
World Junior Championships
1Recurve Individual2011Legnica, POL
3Recurve Team2011Legnica, POL
4Recurve Team2011Legnica, POL
World Ranking
14Recurve Individual2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Deepa (World Archery, 16 Jul 2012)
Hobbies Music and food. (World Archery, 16 Jul 2012)
Occupation Athlete
Higher education KMCT College, India
Languages Spoken Hindi
Club Tata Archery Academy , Jamshedpur, IND
Coach Purnima Mahto [club], Dharmendra Tiwary [club] (IND) (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 03 Mar 2014; sportstaronnet.com, 12 Oct 2013)
Plays Right (FITA, 05 Feb 2010)
Sporting / famous Relatives Her younger sister Vidya has also attended the Tata Archery Academy in India. (telegraphindia.com, 30 Sep 2013)
International debut 2008 for India (FITA, 05 Feb 2010)
Injuries She suffered a wrist injury in March 2014. (indianexpress.com, 31 Mar 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She took up the sport in Kharsawan, India, before moving to the Tata Archery Academy in 2008. (hindustantimes.com, 11 Oct 2010; telegraphindia.com, 30 Sep 2013)

Reason for taking up this sport
Her cousin was an archer and encouraged her to take up the sport. (siasat.com, 10 Oct 2010; hindustantimes.com, 11 Oct 2010; epaper.indiatimes.com, Oct 2010)

Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (ndtv.com, 18 Mar 2014)

Training
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Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in both the individual and team events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. (indiansportswomen.org, 07 Sep 2011)

Hero
India archers Jayanta Talukdar and Dola Banerjee. (tribuneindia.com, 05 Dec 2009)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"[Archery] is all about how strong one is mentally. So mental training is very important." (telegraphindia.com, 30 Sep 2013)


Awards
She was selected as a Goodwill Ambassador for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (indianexpress.com, 10 Mar 2014)

In March 2014 she was named Sportsperson of the Year in India by her employer Tata Steel. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 03 Mar 2014)

She has won an Arjuna Award in India. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 01 Nov 2013)

She received the Outstanding Performance at the Commonwealth Games award at the 2010 Sahara Sports Awards. (indiansportswomen.org, 07 Sep 2011)

General
JUNIOR HISTORY MAKER
She became the second archer from India [after Palton Hansda in 2006] and first female to win a world junior title when she won gold in the compound individual event at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Ogden, United States. (indiansportswomen.org, 07 Sep 2011)

EARLY DAYS
Her father Ranchi and mother Geeta were initially sceptical of her ambition to be a top archer, but have become some of her biggest fans. "From where I come from, people do not know about archery. So when my father heard I wanted to pick up archery, he was not very happy. My mother is conservative and was against my decision. But I was determined and now my parents are genuinely proud of me." (tehelka.com, 28 Aug 2010; hindustantimes.com, 11 Oct 2010)