Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari on Monday regained the number one position in global rankings following her hat-trick of gold medals at the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris on Sunday.
Deepika became the new World no. 1 in recurve women when the new rankings were announced on Monday.
The 27-year-old from Ranchi, who had achieved the top spot for the first time in 2012, on Sunday claimed gold medals in three recurve events women’s individual, team and mixed pair.
Deepika first combined with Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari to notch up the women’s recurve team gold with a comfortable win over Mexico. She then paired up with husband Atanu Das and the couple from a 0-2 deficit to down the Netherland’s Sjef van den Berg and Gabriela Schloesser 5-3 for the gold medal.
The Ranchi archer then blanked 17th ranked Russian Elena Osipova 6-0 to cap a perfect three out of three in the recurve women’s section, her fourth individual World Cup gold medal. Overall, she has 9 gold, 12 silver and 7 bronze medals in the World Cup.
It is to be noted that Deepika Kumari will be the sole woman representing India in Archery in the Tokyo Olympics.