Indian archer Deepika Kumari on Monday reclaimed the number one position in the global rankings following her hat-trick of gold medals at the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris.
The 27-year-old archer 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.
“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.
Deepika first combined with Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari to mark up the women’s recurve team gold with a comfortable win over Mexico.
She then paired up with husband Atanu Das and the couple came back from a 0-2 deficit to down the Netherlands’ Sjef van den Berg and Gabriela Schloesser 5-3 for the gold medal.