Deepika Kumari earned the title of Padma Sri earlier in the year and she has now equalled the world record tally of points in a single event. India’s ace archer now stands toe to toe at the top of the pile with South Korean archer Ki Bo-Bae, who was the first to get to the score of 686/720 back in 2015.
Deepika’s feat lands as another big shot in the arm for Indian sports, which is on the upswing since the turn of the year. Deepika has already qualified for the Rio Olympics in 2016 and has won silver medals for India in the 2012 and 2013 World Cups.
The 21-year-old also won gold in the 2010 Commonwealth games for individual and group. She won a Bronze in the 2010 Asian Games too, which was another group event. Deepika clinched qualification for Rio through her performance at the World Championships in Copenhagen last year.