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Deepika Kumari equals the World Record at the Shanghai World Cup

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987   //    27 Apr 2016, 14:45 IST
Deepika Kumari in action

In some superb news coming in from Archery World Cup in Shanghai, India’s Deepika Kumari has equalled the World Record(WR) in the Women’s Recurve event at the qualifying stage.

The 21-year-old tallied a score of 686 out of 720 in the qualifying round, thereby equalling the WR, held by Ki Boe Bae of South Korea.  Jo Areum of  Korea finished second with a score of 676 while Lisa Unruh of Germany finished third with a score of 672.

Kumari , a product of the Tata Academy in Jamshedpur, had a total of 346/ 360 at the mid-interval and required 343 to break the record, but eventually equalled the tally by the Korean, who did so at the World University Games in Gwangju last year.

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