India's Deepika Kumari becomes World No. 1 archer

India's Deepika Kumari became the World No. 1 woman archer last week ahead of South Korea's Bo Bae Ki.

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Last updated on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 16:45 IST
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New Delhi: India's Deepika Kumari became the World No. 1 woman archer last week ahead of South Korea's Bo Bae Ki.

Deepika, who won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal in May in Antalya, climbed up from the third spot to the top with 253 points.

She is the second woman archer from India to achieve this feat. Dola Banerjee was the first woman to become the numero uno archer. Currently, there is no other Indian in the top 20.

Deepika has also qualified for the London Olympics along with Laishram Bombayla Devi, Chekrovolu Swuro and Jayanta Talukdar.

Last month, she beat South Korea's Lee Sung Jin by six set points to four in the final to clinch the gold. She had won the second set (29-27), fourth (27-26) and the fifth set (28-27) after losing the first (27-30) and the third (27-29).

Deepika is the current junior World Champion and a gold medallist at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. She had also won the Cadet World Title in 2009.

Story first published on: Thursday, 21 June 2012 14:37 IST

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