After P V Sindhu, Komalika Bari Brings Home A Gold In Archery At The World Championships!
Like every other average Indian, I too have a patriotic nerve which nowadays is in a very jumbled space. However, it does make an appearance when watching very moving and patriotic movies like Raazi or Mission Mangal. But this time, it was extra special. Because it has happened because of the many accolades that the very able women of this country have been winning and bringing back. After PV Sindhu winning her first world title, Jharkhand’s Komalika Bari has also followed suit by bringing a gold in Archery and we couldn’t have been more proud.
Defeating Japan’s Waka Sonoda in the world finals taking place in Madrid, the ace archer has done every single Indian proud by her impeccable performance that won the country a gold and made her the second recurve cadet world champion after Deepika Kumari who had won a gold almost a decade back in 2009.
The 17-year old prodigy who had her aim as clear as her vision to become a champion, hit almost perfect scores in her course of five sets, before grabbing that final win to shoot a 29 and confirm her gold in the world championships. When asked about how she feels about it, she said, “I’m feeling very nice because I won the World Championships. It’s also because of my coaches, they are very important.” She then further went on to talk about how she felt during the final moments of completing her set and said, “I was just breathing very deeply so the tension went away. I told myself ‘be confident, be confident and you will be the champion.'” And champion she is.
Not only does her win qualify another Indian as a champion in the world but also reinstates the position women hold in the field of sports. With women such as Komalika and PV Sindhu bringing back such titles for our country, there still remains hope women are viewed in the society can be changed for the good, because clearly there is no holding them back. Way to go Komalika Bari, you’ve made all of us women and an entire nation extremely proud.