Deepika Kumari completes hat-trick of gold medals
Cadets Komalika Bari and Ankita Bhakat of Tata Archery Academy won gold medals in the women’s recurve team event at the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris on Sunday. Jharkhand Archery trio of Deepika Kumari, Komalika Bari, and Ankita Bhakta made the nation proud by defeating Mexico.
Jamshedpur 28th June 2021: The recurve women’s team, including current TAA archers Ankita Bhakta and Komalika Bari and former TAA archer Deepika Kumari, won the gold after beating Mexico 5-1 in the final.
Purnima Mahato (Dronacharya Awardee and Tata Archery Academy Coach) was the Coach of the team during this World Cup Stage-3.
Jamshedpur girl Komalika Bari, who started her archery training at the ISWP Sports Complex, Jamshedpur, later joined Tata Archery Academy and has been trained under coaches Dharmendra Tiwari and Purnima Mahto.
Superstar athlete Deepika Kumari, on the other hand, completed a hat-trick of gold at the Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Paris on Sunday by winning the women’s individual recurve event.
Deepika Kumari won her third gold medal in the tournament by defeating Elena Osipova of Russia 6-0 in the final.
Deepika has also won the top prize in the mixed team and women’s individual recurve events.
She teamed up with her husband Atanu Das to beat the Netherlands duo of Sjef van den Berg and Gabriela Schloesser 5-3.
Before that, Deepika, Ankita Bhakat, and Komalika Bari defeated Mexico to win gold in the women’s recurve team event.
In a replay of the World Cup first leg final, the trio of world No. 3 Deepika, Ankita, and Komalika, who failed to qualify for Tokyo after losing to Colombia, defeated hardcore Mexico 5–1 without dropping a set.
This was their second consecutive gold medal at the World Cup this year and sixth overall (Shanghai-2011, Medellin-2013, Wroclaw-2013, Wroclaw-2014, Guatemala City-2021). Deepika was steady every time.