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Mum Deepika bags two golds in Baghdad

Updated on: 26 February,2024 07:23 AM IST  |  Baghdad
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Indian archers dominated the field on the final day, winning all the seven finals. They also won three silver medals.

Mum Deepika bags two golds in Baghdad

Deepika Kumari

Former World No. 1 archer Deepika Kumari returned to winning ways 14 months after embracing motherhood as she bagged two gold in India’s rich haul of 14 medals at the Asia Cup Leg 1 here on Sunday.


Indian archers dominated the field on the final day, winning all the seven finals. They also won three silver medals. Overall, India ended with 10 gold medals, three silver and one bronze. The three-time Olympian, Deepika defeated Simranjeet Kaur 6-2 to pocket the recurve women’s title, her first title since June 2022.


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She last won a medal in the World Cup Stage 3 where she had bagged a team silver. She helped the women’s team overcame Uzbekistan 5-4 (24*-24) in a tight shoot-off finish en route her second gold. Recurve men’s team and mixed team beat Bangladesh in one-sided finals for two more gold.

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