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Purnima Mahato

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Purnima Mahato

Born: 15 August 1976

  • She is an Indian archer and archery coach from Jamshedpur, India.
  • She has won the Indian national archery championships and a silver medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
  • She was a coach for the Indian national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics and was selected to coach the team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • She was awarded the Dronacharya Award from President of India for 2013 on 29 August 2013.
  • She is an archery coach. Starting in 1994, she coached at the Tata Archery Academy, a position she had held as of 2012.
  • Archers she has personally coached include 2012 Summer Olympian Deepika Kumari.
  • She coached the Indian national team at the 2010 Commonwealth games, with her archers earning three gold and two bronze medals.
  • At the Global Sports Summit TURF 2011, she was named the coach of the year.
  • She got Ram Dayal Munda Award for best coach of the year from Government of Jharkhand on Olympic Day Run celebrations,23 June 2012 at Ranchi.
  • She was selected to represent India at the 2012 Summer Olympics as the national team’s coach.

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