A picture of Indian Archer, Deepika Kumari, is widely circulated on social media claiming that she recently won three gold medals in Archery World Cup in Paris. Many users have shared the picture congratulating the archer for bringing glory to the country.
A Facebook user posted the viral post, with a caption: अब तक दीपिका कुमारी को बधाईयों का ताँता लग जाना था, लेकिन सन्नाटा पसरा हुआ है। वजह नहीं जानते? अरे भई देश की बेटी ने पेरिस में हो रहे विश्व तीरंदाजी चैंपियनशिप में 3 गोल्ड जीते हैं! अब किसी क्रिकेटर की एक उंगली थोड़ी न फ्रैक्चर हुई है जो आपको पता लग जाता या भारत क्रिकेट टीम के किसी खिलाड़ी ने शतक थोड़ी न मारा था जो बधाई के संदेश धड़ा धड़ आते! दीपिका ने सिर्फ उस विश्व तीरंदाजी चैंपियनशिप में भारत के लिए गोल्ड जीता है। जिसमें 55 देश शामिल थे। सोचा बता दूं नहीं तो कहोगे कि भारत गोल्ड नहीं लाता #GoldenGirlDeepika (English translation: Till now Deepika Kumari was supposed to get a wave of congratulations. But there is widespread silence. Don’t know the reason? Arey Bhai Desh ki Beti has won three Gold in the World Archery Championship held in Paris! Now you would have come to know if a finger of a cricketer had fractured a little or if a player of the Indian cricket team had scored a century, congratulatory messages would have been pouring in! Deepika has won Gold for India in the World Archery Championship. In which 55 countries were involved. Thought I should tell otherwise you will say that India does not bring gold #GoldenGirlDeepika)
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NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be misleading.
Deepika Kumari, being one of the leading names in Indian archery, would have made headlines immediately if she had won 3 gold medals at such a prestigious event. NM team could not find any recent news over the event.
Closely going through the official website of World Archery, we found out that the event is scheduled to begin on July 31, 2023 and close on August 6, 2023, at Berlin in Germany.
Checking whether Deepika Kumari ever won three golds at the event, NM team found an article on the official website of World Archery, dated June 27, 2021, and titled: Deepika Kumari completes historic triple gold in Paris. This confirms that Deepika Kumari won three gold medals in Archery World Cup in Paris, 2021, but not recently.
Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming Deepika Kumari won three gold medals in Archery World Cup in Paris recently, is misleading.
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