However, Kumari will have another chance to bag gold for the country. She will now take part in the women’s individual event, wherein she will compete with Bhutan’s athlete, Archer Karma. Archer Karma is believed to be the first-ever athlete from Bhutan to get an Olympic quota in any sport.
Kumari is the only Indian woman archer to represent India at the Tokyo Olympics. Clinching number 1 position in the global rankings at the World Cup Stage 3 last month, star Indian archer Deepika Kumari is doing her utmost to keep “negative thoughts” at bay during the Olympics. Her family back in India, is cheering her on in full spirits.
Born to Shivnath Mahto, an autorickshaw driver, and Geeta Mahto, who worked as a nurse at Ranchi Medical College, Kumari grew up in a village named Ram Chatti, which is about 15 km from the Jharkhand capital Ranchi. Geeta Mahto hopes that both her daughter and her son- in law Atanu Das will clinch a gold medal this time.