Archer Deepika Equals World Record

The Economic Times - - Sports: The Great Games -

In­dian archer Deepika Ku­mari equalled the world record in women’s re­curve event be­fore help­ing the coun­try to the mixed pair bronze play-off in the first stage of the Archery World Cup in Shang­hai. The for­mer world No 1 and win­ner of two Com­mon­wealth Games gold medals shot 686 in the 72-ar­row rank­ing round to equal the record held by Olympics gold-medal­list Ki Bo Bae of Korea. Ki Bo Bae had, in 2015, erased an 11-year-old world record held by fel­low Korean Park Sung-Hyun. —PTI

21 years old

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