Career Highlights: Laishram Bombayla Devi is an Indian archer who hails from the state of Manipur. She was initiated into the sport of archery from a young age as her mother, M Jamini Devi, was a State Archery Coach. She won her first national title in 2006 beating experienced Sumangla Sharma in the finals. In 2007, she finished at the top at the third Asian Grand Prix in Iran. In the same year, she also won the bronze medals in the London World Cup and Asian Championship in China. She was the first woman to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics after her great showing at the 2007 World Archery Championship in Germany. She participated in both the Women's Recurve Individual as well as Team events. Unfortunately, she failed to make it to the finals in both the events. The highlight of her career came at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where she bagged the gold in the Recurve event. Earlier in 2012, she had won the gold at the Senior National Archery Championships and also set a new record in the 60m event. She qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after the Indian team defeated defending champions Korea in the semi-finals at the World Championship held in Turin in 2011. At the London Olympics, she will be representing India in individual and team Women’s Recurve events.