Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.
Deepika Kumari was born on 13 June 1994. She is an Indian athlete who competes in the event of Archery, is currently ranked World No. 7, and is a former world number one. She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women’s individual recurve event.
She also won a gold medal in the same competition in the women’s team recurve event along with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi.*
Kumari qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she competed in the Women’s Individual and Women’s teamevents, finishing in eighth place in the latter.*
She was conferred the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award in the year 2012 by President of India Pranab Mukherjee. In February 2014, she was honored with FICCI Sportsperson of the Year Award.
The Government of India awarded her the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.