Professional Indian archer D Kumari was born on June 13, 1994. In the sport of archery, she is currently ranked 14th in the world. In 2010, she competed in the women’s individual recurve event at the Commonwealth Games and came away with gold.
Together with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi, she also triumphed in the women’s team recurve event at the same competition and took home the gold medal.
She has won the individual gold in the first two World Cups (Guatemala and Paris). In doing so, she also recovered the top spot at the Paris World Cup after nine years.
At the first stage of the Archery World Cup, D Kumari took home multiple gold medals for herself. After a 5-1 victory over Mexico in the final, D Kumari took home the gold at the Paris Games.
D Kumari Tokyo Olympics Games 2020
The 27-year-old and her Olympic archer husband Atanu Das opened up about how adopting a fresh perspective. And taking on new challenges helped them recover from a devastating breakup. Indian archer D Kumari hopes for Tokyo 2020 did not pan out.
The 27-year-old recurve women’s world no. 2 came to the Games in the Japanese capital with high hopes of bringing home the gold. D Kumari has previously tried and failed to win India’s first Olympic archery gold in London (2012) and Rio (2016).
She had a feeling things would be different in Tokyo. After all, she’d gotten off to an excellent start in her Olympic year, winning both the Archery World Cup Stage I and the Olympic Games’ Individual Gold Medal.
D Kumari felt resentful about everything, but she also realised she wasn’t alone in her feelings. Her husband Atanu Das, who was competing in the men’s solo event. Became India’s last hope after she was eliminated from the women’s competition.
When he was eliminated, too, by Japanese player Furukawa Takaharu. The couple found themselves sharing a common experience and comforting one another in their grief.
D Kumari told “I guess I was more sad after Tokyo.” At 18, when she initially became the world’s best archer. She became inextricably linked to India’s medal ambitions, and from that point on she realised she had to find a way to free herself from the weight of that expectation.
On Friday, top-ranked female archer D Kumari of India advanced to the women’s solo quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics. By virtue of a thrilling shoot-off victory over former world champion Ksenia Perova of the Russian Olympic Committee.
After a conventional five-setter ended in a 5-5 tie, the Russian, who had won silver as a team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She had to rely on her nerves to defeat the Indian, who scored a perfect 10 by striking the target.