Deepika Kumari

  • Deepika, Tarundeep make it to the India archery squad for Asian Games July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three-time 'World Cup Final' silver medallist Deepika Kumari on Sunday shook off her erratic form to make it to the Indian squad for the upcoming Archery World Cup and Asian Games. On the basis of a rigorous two-phase selection trial which concluded at the SAAP Stadium in Gachibowli here, Asian...
  • After World Cup high, Indian archers go off the mark June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Poor form of former World No.1 archer Deepika Kumari and "needless" selection changes have contributed to the dramatic drop in the performance of India's famed women's recurve team, which failed to qualify for the year's opening World Cup months after winning the competition twice in a row. A lowly...
  • Archer Deepika Kumari, Jharkhand's 'state icon' for Lok Sabha polls March 13, 2014

    Ace archer Deepika Kumari would be the 'state icon' for Jharkhand for coming Lok Sabha elections. "Deepika Kumari will be the state icon. A video footage and advertisements in print media carrying her message for the forthcoming elections will be initiated in the media," Chief Electoral Officer P K Jajoria said...
  • Tata Steel honours archer Deepika Kumari as best sportsperson of the year March 3, 2014

    Ace women archer Deepika Kumari has been adjudged the 'Best sportsperson of the year' by Tata Steel on occasion of the 175th birth anniversary of company founder JN Tata on Monday. The country's top ranked archer was selected on the basis of her outstanding performance at the international arena. The 19-year-old Deepika,...
  • India finish second in Asia Archery Championship November 2, 2013

    Kolkata: India clinched one gold and one bronze in the recurve section to finish second behind Korea with six medals in the Asian Archery Championship that concluded in Chinese Taipei on Saturday. According to information received here, the mixed pair of Jayanta Talukdar and Deepika Kumari defeated world champions Korea 146-141...
  • Indian archers' disappointing show continues at World Championships October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: India's disappointing performance in the World Archery Championships continued with both the men's and women's compound teams losing in the pre-quarterfinals at Belek, Turkey Friday. The men's compound trio of Rajat Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar and Abhishek Verma, who were seeded 13th, were no match to their fourth seeded opponents...
  • Deepika crashes out, Indian campaign ends in individual events October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari crashed out of the World Championships as India's campaign in both recurve and compound individual events ended on Thursday on a disappointing note at Belek in Turkey. None of the Indian archers, except Rajat Chauhan in men's compound event, could go beyond the Round...
  • Archery: Deepika Kumari in Round of 32, India eye bronze at Belek October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari won her first two recurve individual elimination round contests to advance to the Round of 32 while the compound mixed team eyes for bronze after losing in the semi-finals in the World Championships at Belek in Turkey on Wednesday. The compound mixed team of...
  • Deepika Kumari qualifies 10th for elimination round in recurve event September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari qualified 10th for the main elimination round of the women's individual recurve event in the World Archery Championships at Belek in Turkey Monday. Deepika shot a total of 1345 points from 144 arrows in the qualifying event which was topped by Bo Bae Ki...
  • Changes in my shooting technique paid off: Deepika Kumari September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: On a high after her silver medal-winning effort in the prestigious World Cup final in Paris, ace archer Deepika Kumari says "few changes in her shooting technique" have been paying rich dividends in recent times. Barely a month before last Sunday's triumph, the Indian trio of Deepika, Bombayala Devi...
  • World Cup Final gold eludes Deepika again, settles for silver September 22, 2013

    Kolkata: A gold medal in the prestigious World Cup final eluded Deepika Kumari once again as she settled for her third successive silver after being pipped by Korean Olympic champion Ok-Hee Yun, in Paris Sunday. According to information received here, the 19-year-old started wonderfully with three perfect 10s and led 3-1...
  • Archers won World Cup with old equipment, praise coach August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: It is creditable for the Indian recurve trio of Bombayala Devi, Deepika Kumari and Rimil Buriuly to have shot their second straight Archery World Cup title with equipment they used at the London Olympics. What tilted the scales in their favour in Poland was the presence of Korean...
  • World champion Deepika breaks down under media pressure August 27, 2013

    India's top women archer Deepika Kumari was in tears after being harassed by reporters for interviews on Monday. ...
  • Media pressure for interview leaves ace archer Deepika in tears August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: India's top women archer Deepika Kumari was in tears after being harassed by reporters for interviews on Monday. Deepika Kumari, the captain of women's recurve team, begged for privacy, saying she was too tired even as several reporters demanded that she give them an exclusive interview. The team had...
  • Archery World Cup: India women upset Korea to win recurve team gold August 25, 2013

    Wroclaw, (Poland): The Indian trio of Bombayala Devi, Deepika Kumari and Rimil Buriuly won back-to-back World Cup titles beating the formidable South Korea in the women's recurve team final here on Sunday. India got the better of Koreans Yun Ok-Hee, Ki Bo Bae, and Joo Hyun Jung 219-215 for their second...
  • Deepika Kumari leads recurve team into Archery World Cup final August 23, 2013

    Kolkata: Indian women recurve archery team of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Rimil Buriuly on Friday advanced to the final of World Cup Stage 4 in Wroclaw, Poland to keep themselves in contention for a second successive gold after Medellin meet. According to information received here, the trio, who had...
  • Deepika, Priyank make quarter-final exits in Archery World Cup August 22, 2013

    Kolkata: India's hope for a medal in the individual section went up in smoke as Deepika Kumari and Priyank made quarter-final exits in the Archery World Cup Stage 4 at Wroclaw, Poland on Thursday. According to information received here, rookie Priyank had a dream run before being overpowered by Korean heavyweight...
  • Deepika Kumari makes it to the round of 32 in Archery World Cup August 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Deepika Kumari got back into rhythm and kept India's medal hopes alive advancing into the round of 32 in the recurve individual section at the Archery World Cup Stage 4 in Wroclaw, Poland on Wednesday. According to information received here, Deepika was the sole survivor in the women's individual...
  • Indian archers misfire in World Cup August 20, 2013

    Kolkata: India had a disappointing start to the Archery World Cup Stage IV at Wroclaw (Poland) with the country's best medal hope Deepika Kumari slipping to 19th as the women's recurve team finished sixth and men's squad earning the fifth place in the qualification rounds on Tuesday. According to information received...
  • Indian women win recurve Gold at Archery World Cup July 22, 2013

    Medellin: Indian women's archery team defeated China in the recurve event to claim the gold medal at the Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Medellin, Columbia on Sunday. Led by World No. 3 Deepika Kumari, India trounced China 201-186 to claim their second medal of this World Cup and their...
  • India women's team in Archery World Cup final July 20, 2013

    Kolkata: India finally came good assuring themselves at least a silver medal at the Archery World Cup Stage 3 being held in Medellin, Colombia. According to information received here, the women's recurve team of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Rimil Biruly, seeded No 2, lived up to their billing as...
  • Deepika Kumari crashes out of Archery World Cup July 19, 2013

    Kolkata: It was a disappointing day for the Indians at the Archery World Cup Stage 3 as ace archer Deepika Kumari made a quarterfinal exit, while others failed to progress beyond pre-quarterfinal stage at Medellin, Colombia. According to information received here, Deepika proved to be no match for her US opponent...
  • Das-Deepika eye bronze in Archery World Cup after semis loss July 18, 2013

    Kolkata: Indian pair of Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari faltered against American Olympic medallists Brady Ellison and Khatuna Lorig in the mixed section semi-finals of the Archery World Cup Stage 3 being held in Medellin, Colombia. The duo from US, who had won the mixed team gold in Shanghai World Cup,...
  • Deepika Kumari stunned by Rimil Buriuly in recurve June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace archer Deepika Kumari was on Sunday shocked by Rimil Buriuly in the gold medal match of women's recurve event at the 3rd National Ranking Archery Tournament held at the Yamuna Sports Complex. In a see-saw battle, the 19-year-old was beaten in the tie shootout 2-0, 2-0, 0-2,...
  • I want to compete in all World Cups: Deepika Kumari May 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Top woman archer and World No. 3 Deepika Kumari is planning to compete in all the remaining World Cup stages as well as the World Championships in September-October this year. "I aim to compete in all. I am going for the World Cup (Stage 2) from June 10-16 (in Antalya,...
  • Deepika bags two silver, India finish fourth in World Cup May 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Promising Deepika Kumari was done in by some sheer class of more experienced opponents as she settled for two silver medals, including one with Jayanta Talukdar, to help India finish fourth in the Archery World Cup Stage 1 that concluded in Shanghai Sunday. Pitted against Ok-Hee Yun, a team Olympic...
  • Archers to vie for top honours at National Ranking Archery Tournament April 3, 2013

    Jamshedpur: Some of India's top archers, including Rahul Banerjee and Deepika Kumari, will vie for top honours at the two-day 2nd National Ranking Archery Tournament, beginning here from Friday. The top 16 men in recurve and compound and eight women each in both the sections were selected based on their...
  • Lukewarm response for Indian GP this year October 28, 2012

    Greater Noida: It may not be the same as inaugural year in terms of response, but the second Indian Grand Prix still recorded a turn out of 65,000 spectators, which included the who's who of tinsel town, politics and sporting fraternity. Unlike last year that witnessed a whopping 95,000 turn...
  • Olympic review: Indian archers way off the mark August 10, 2012

    Leading into the 2012 London Olympics, the confident tone of India's archery contingent was unmistakable. The team's head coach, former Commonwealth Games gold medalist Limba Ram, was postulating on India's chances and the archers themselves were brimming with self-assurance. This was, after all, the first time since Athens 2004 that...
  • We have no excuses to offer, says Limba Ram August 5, 2012

    London: Struggling to explain the much-hyped archers' flop-show at the Olympic Games, teams’ coaches Limba Ram and Ravi Shankar on Sunday said they have no excuses to offer for the below-par performance. "There are no excuses," Limba Ram said at the Games village before the team's departure to India. "We trained...