INDIACSR News Network
JAMSHEDPUR: Ace archers, Deepika Kumari and Jayanta Talukdar, both Ex-cadets of Tata Archery Academy, won laurels for the country at the Archery World Cup, Stage 1 in Shanghai, China.
Deepika Kumari won the Silver medal in the Recurve Women Individual event losing to Ok-Hee Yun of Korea. In the Recurve Mixed Team event, Deepika Kumari teamed up with Jayanta Talukdar and clinched the Silver medal. They lost to the American pair (Brady Ellison & Khatuna Lorig) in the finals of the event.
Tata Steel and Sports
Tata Steel is the only Indian company to invest in world-class sports facilities, create academies and maintain and manage international level arenas. The cadets of its Tata Football Academy, the nursery for the sport in India, as well as those of the Tata Archery Academy, the only one of its kind for archery, besides Tata Athletics Academy, have justified the faith that the Company has in the talent and ability of its youth. Today, a significant part of the Indian Football team, India’s best archers, some of its finest cricketers, athletes, shooters, a Grand Master and several national and international legends have realised their dreams as a result of the support they have received from TATA Steel’s Sports Academies.
Tata Steel is the only Corporate in the country to have been awarded Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar by the President of India. Cadets from the various academies here have further in life to have won honours like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padmashree, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Awardees, Dhyan Chand Life Time Achievement Award, being Olympians, being Asian Medalists and innumerable medals at International & National levels.
Archery World Cup