The star archer Deepika Kumari on Monday regained the number one position in global rankings after she quenched hat-trick gold medals at the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris.
Deepika completed a trifecta of gold medals on Sunday afternoon with her victory in the recurve womenâ€™s event at the third stage of the 2021 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Paris, France.
The 27-year-old ace archer from Ranchi defeated the Russian, Elena Osipova by 6-0 in a thumping manner. This is Deepikaâ€™s second individual World Cup Gold medal of 2021 and the third gold of the day as she had earlier won gold in the womenâ€™s team and mixed team event as well on Sunday.
Deepika, who had achieved the top spot for the first time in 2012, on Sunday claimed gold medals in three events womenâ€™s individual, team and mixed pair.
â€œI am happy, but at the same time, I have to continue my performance like this. I want to improve that, because the upcoming tournament is very, very important to us. I am trying my best to continue learning whatever I can,â€ Deepika said.
The upcoming tournament, of course, is the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which are less than a month away.
Kumari will represent India archer category in Japan in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.