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'Nation is proudly happy': Indians cheer virtually as archer Deepika Kumari reclaims world no.1 ranking after triple gold at WC Stage 3

04:57 PM Jun 28, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Star 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 here.

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.

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"This is going to take Deepika to the number one spot in the world rankings on Monday," World Archery had tweeted on its official handle after Deepika's gold rush.

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"This is the first time I've won all three medals in a World Cup. I'm really happy but at the same time, I've to continue improving as we have some very, very important competitions lined up," Deepika had told PTI after her triumphs.

Deepika had become only the second Indian woman after Dola Banerjee to grab the numero uno status in June, 2012 after claiming her first individual recurve World Cup gold medal at Antalya, Turkey.

She will be the only Indian woman archer to represent the country at the Tokyo Olympics next month.

The news has elated Indian citizens who have taken to social media to congratulate the archer.

Here's what Indians are saying about Deepika's feat. Have a look.

With inputs from PTI.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Deepika Kumari regains World No. 1 spot in Archery rankings

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