Deepika reclaims world no.1 ranking after hat-trick of gold medals

Deepika Kumar, who had achieved the top spot for the first time in 2012, claimed gold medals in three recurve events -- women's individual, team and mixed pair.

Deepika Kumari will be the only Indian woman archer to represent the country at the Tokyo Olympics next month.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Ace archer Deepika Kumari, who won three gold medals in the World Cup Stage-3 in Paris, jumped to the number one spot in recurve women’s individual world rankings on Monday.

In the latest rankings issued by World Archery, the Tokyo Olympic-bound Deepika gathered 90 points from the Paris event to total 263.7 and climbed two places to the top position. Deepika was nearly 38 points clear of second-placed Frenchwoman Lisa Barbelin.

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Her husband Atanu Das (163.5) leaped four slots to be ranked ninth in the recurve men’s individual category.

Abhishek Verma, who won the compound men’s individual gold in Paris, rose 14 places to be slotted eighth with 146.725.

V. Jyothi Surekha (122.375) was placed 18 in the compound women’s individual category.

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