Career Highlights: All of 19 years, Deepika Kumari is already a name to reckon with in the field of Archery. Hailing from a small town near Ranchi in Jharkhand, Deepika comes from humble beginnings and had difficulty in pursuing a career in sport. It was only when she joined the Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur in 2006, that she began her journey into professional archery. Here, she started training with proper equipment and uniform and from then on, there has been no turning back for the young archer. Her hard work paid off when she won the cadet World Championship in November 2009, her first title. Deepika won the gold at the 11th Youth World Archery Championship held in Ogden, USA at the young age of 15 and also captured the team competition. Her biggest victory came during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where she won the gold medal in both the Women's Recurve individual as well as team events. She followed it up with a bronze in the Women's Recurve team event at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, but unfortunately missed out on a podium finish in the individual event. In May 2012, she won her first World Cup gold in the individual Recurve event held at Antalya, Turkey. The World No. 3 is one of India’s brightest medal hopes for the 2012 London Olympics, both in the individual as well as team events.