Bulls Eye! Deepika Kumar equals world record Image: Getty
Indian archer Deepika Kumari equalled the world record in the woman's recurve event at the Archery World Cup. The 21-year-old scored 686 points out of a maximum of 720 to equal the existing world record set by reigning Olympic and World Champion Ki Bo-bae of South Korea in July last year.
She also won gold in both the individual and the team recurve events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a team bronze at the 2010 Asian Games.
Congrats to #Deepikakumari 👏— upen patel (@upenpatelworld) April 27, 2016
you have proved nothing is impossible if u have will power!!
Deepika has already qualified for the upcoming Rio Olympics, thanks to her performances at the World Championships in Copenhagen last year.
Congratulations to Ace Archer Deepika Kumari for equalling the World Record in woman's recurve event at the Archery World Cup in Shanghai.— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) April 27, 2016
Congratulations to Deepika Kumari for equaling the world record at the Archery World Cup. Go make us proud at #Rio2016.— Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) April 27, 2016
"Deepika Kumari had earned 690/720 points twice in the Olympics' selection trials held at Jamshedpur and Delhi in March 2016," the Archery Association of India (AAI) said in a statement.
The statement further read, "Deepika is among the four members who have been shortlisted for the Rio Olympic Games and this performance at World Cup will surely boost up her morale for future events.”