One of the sports that has been a constant in both the ancient and modern versions of the Olympics is Archery. In India the sport has its name etched on to folklore with presence in famous mythological stories such as Ramayana and Mahabharata.For the past two decades, the country has produced the finest archers for the world to see. However, due to the inconsistency of performance have not seen Olympic glory, but India’s record at the Asian and Commonwealth Games is something to be proud of.The recently concluded Asia Cup saw them garner two gold medals from the event. Here are the best archers from India:
#1 Deepika Kumari
India’s Olympic hope is just 20-years old and has already reached the world number one position. Despite faltering at the 2012 London Olympics, Kumari won double gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
She has also won a bronze medal at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou. Trained at the Tata Archery Academy, Kumari announced herself to the world, after winning the Junior Compound World Cup.
Kumari also has an impressive performance at the Archery World Cups, winning three consecutive silver medals.
With the 2016 Rio Olympics round the corner, Kumari will the Indian archery contingent’s main hope.