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Updated: May 5, 2012 21:05 IST

Deepika Kumari wins first World Cup title

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A file picture of Indian Women Archer Deepika Kumari. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt.
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A file picture of Indian Women Archer Deepika Kumari. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt.

India’s Olympic prospect Deepika Kumari won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal on Saturday at Antalya, Turkey.

She beat Korea’s Lee Sung Jin by six set points to four in the final of the Stage 2 of the championship.

According to information received in Kolkata, teenager Deepika won the second set (29—27), third (27—26) and the fifth (28—27) while losing the first (27—30) and the fourth (27—29).

Ms. Deepika, who has already qualified for London Olympics, 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.

Archery Association of India chief and Indian Olympic Association acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra congratulated Ms. Deepika on her win today.

“Beating a Korea in the final is a great achievement. It’s another feather in her cap. I hope she does well in the Olympics,” Mr. Malhotra said.

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Congrats to Ms.Deepika...and best of luck for Olympics!!!

from:  sumanta chakraborty
Posted on: May 6, 2012 at 22:03 IST

Congrats.... I feel proud to be an Indian. Best Wishes.

from:  Alumni
Posted on: May 6, 2012 at 21:00 IST

Congratulations to Ms. Deepika. We want similar performances from our
Olympic team in London Olympics.

from:  Rajshekhar RK
Posted on: May 5, 2012 at 22:05 IST

Kindly mention the name of the game first in the headlines then all the details
i have to read all the way down to find out which sport she had won.

from:  Rkirubanandan
Posted on: May 5, 2012 at 22:00 IST

Proud of these archers who have been bringing so much laurels to the
country. I will government encourage them more and they are not forced
to live in poverty.

from:  Amol
Posted on: May 5, 2012 at 21:50 IST
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