Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari completes triple gold in Paris
Paris/IBNS: Indian archery star Deepika Kumari created history by completing a triple gold at the third stage of the 2021 Archery World Cup here on Sunday.
Kumari created history at the recurve women's event.
The world number three defeated Russia’s Elena Osipova in straight sets to capture a third title alongside the women’s and mixed team titles she won earlier in the day.
"I’m happy, but at the same time I have to continue my performance like this,” Kumari said.
"I want to improve that, because the upcoming tournament is very, very important to us. I’m trying my best to continue learning whatever I can," she added.
Kumari defeated Mexico’s Ana Vazquez in the semifinals, 6-2, in a rematch of the team final that saw India beat Mexico in the first match of the morning, and swept Osipova by hitting a dead-centre 10 to win her fourth-career individual gold on the international circuit.
Kumari secured an automatic bid to the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final with her first-place finish at stage one in Guatemala City at the beginning of the season. With her victory in Paris, a fourth points slot will open up for an archer to compete in the season finale in September.