Deepika joins Tata Steel as Manager

Updated: Jul 14, 2012, 19:31 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Ace archer and member of the Indian Olympic Contingent for the London Olympics, Deepika Kumari has joined Tata Steel as a Manager in the company`s Sports Department.

Deepika, current world number one, had won a gold medal in the individual event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a Bronze in the team event.

She had also won a bronze at the Guangzhou Asian Games.
"The development is in line with the Company’s philosophy of identifying sporting talent, providing them with opportunities to perform to their optimum at the highest levels of the sport and augmenting their employability potential," a TATA Steel press release said.

Deepika joins a host of eminent sportspersons in the company such as Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mt Everest, Chess Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua, Arjuna Awardee Charles Borromeo and fellow archer Jayanta Talukdar.

Deepika had joined Tata Archery Academy in 2008 and has since honed her skills in archery in the academy.