Archery in India

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For historical Indian archery traditions, see dhanurveda
Archery in India
Governing body Archery Association of India

The national Indian governing body of archery as a sport in India is the Archery Association of India.

Deepika Kumari won an individual gold medal in archery at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, beating Olympic bronze medalist Alison Williamson.[1] Along with Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro, Kumari won a silver medal in the team event at the 2011 World Archery Championships.[2] Srither won gold at Asian Archery Championship held at Indonesia in November 2009.[3]

Another notable Indian archer is three-time Olympian Limba Ram. Ram met a world record in 1992 at the Asian Archery Championships held that year in Beijing.

A great archer of repute is Sanjeeva Kumar Singh. He has the distinction of winning both the Arjuna award & Dronacharya Award for Archery. He is also credited with the growth of archery in the state of Jharkhand and was a critical contributor to the development of Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur, which now produces Olympians.


  1. ^ "Indian women archers look for Olympic medal". The Times of India. April 9, 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Deepika Kumari shines in good year for archery". The Times of India. December 18, 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Champion archer Srither felicitated". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 31 December 2009.

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