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Tata Archery Academy Ex-Cadets shine at the Archery World Cup

Jamshedpur, May 19, 2013
  • Ace archer Deepika Kumari wins Silver medal at the Archery World Cup Stage 1 in Shanghai, China in the Recurve Women Individual event
  • Team of Deepika and Jayanta Talukdar clinched Silver medal in the Recurve Mixed Team event

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.

About 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 Honorable 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.

About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the leading steel manufacturers in the world with an annual crude steel capacity of over 26.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 26.13 billion in FY '12, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.

Prabhat Sharma
Head, Corporate Affairs and Communications
Tata Steel