Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari bags women’s recurve individual gold

The gold medal in the final of women's recurve was Deepika Kumari's thrid gold medal of the day in the World Cup.

Deepika Kumari
Deepika Kumari

India’s ace archer Deepika Kumari has bagged her third gold medal of the Archery World Cup. Deepika toppled Russia’s Elena Osipova 6-0 in the final to bag the gold in the women’s recurve individual event. It was her second individual World Cup gold medal of 2021 and her third gold medal of the day in Paris.

Days after missing out on a Tokyo Olympics berth, Indian women’s recurve team bagged the gold medal at the Archery World Cup. team of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari defeated favorites Mexico 5-1 without dropping a set in the final. The final saw them win their second successive gold medal at the World Cup this year, and sixth overall.

Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das bag gold

Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das bagged gold at archery world cup
Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das

The mixed team of Deepika and Atanu Das clinched the gold medal in the third stage of the world cup. The Indians toppled Netherland’s Gabriela Bayardo and Sjef van den Berg to claim the top spot. Deepika and Atanu flattened the dutch pair 5-3 to cap off a perfect outing.

The final was a first for the pair following their Olympic qualification. The medal was the second gold for Deepika in the event, who is in contention for one more in the individual event. She has been in red hot form ever since qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics and is one of the brightest medal hopes for the country.

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