Laxmirani Majhi Profile: Archery

Laxmirani Majhi will compete in the women's archery event for India at the Rio Olympics.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 1, 2016 12:10 pm
Rio Olympics will be Laxmirani Majhi's debut at the Games. (Source: Bangalore News Photos) Rio Olympics will be Laxmirani Majhi’s debut at the Games. (Source: Bangalore News Photos)

Laxmirani Majhi: Laxmirani Majhi hails from a small village in Jharkhand.27 year old archer’s talent got recognition when the archery academy selectors visited her government college. Daughter of a coal-mine worker, Majhi knew nothing of archery but had seen many from her village take that route to earn a living. She now has a job in the Indian Railways.

Manjhi along with Deepika Kumari, Bombayla were named for the 2016 Rio Games. Majhi will compete in the individual events as well as team event at the Rio Games in August. Majhi is the least experienced among the three women archers representing India in Rio. Laxmirani has performed well under pressure. Known to score 10s frequently, Majhi will be a key in the team event,  if the archery team hopes to finish on the podium.

Career highlights: The 27-year-old shot into the lime light in the year 2015 when she managed to win the silver medal in the World Archery Championships.

Qualifying event: Laxmirani Majhi qualified by making it to the quarters of the World Championship in Copenhagen in May.

Record: She won a silver medal at 2015 World Archery Championship.

Event: Laxmirani will represent India at the Rio 2016 Olympics in archery- single and team

Schedule: Women’s archery is scheduled to take place on August 5 to August 12.

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