Olympian: Laishram Bombayla Devi – Archery

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Manipur at 2012 London Olympics > Laishram Bombayla Devi – Archery

Profile by:  Wahengbam Rorrkychand

 

Name:Laishram Bombayla Devi

Laishram Bombayla Devi
Laishram Bombayla Devi – London Olympic Dreams by Manas Maisnam

Born: February 22, 1985 age 27)
Place of birth:   Khurai Khongnang Makhong,kImphal East, Manipur
Weight: 59 kg
Father’s Name: Laishram Manglem Singh
Mother’s Name: Laishram Ongbi M Jamini Devi
Present Coach: Limba Ram, Ravi Shankar
2012 Olympics sport: Archery
2012 Olympics event date: N/A

 

Laishram Bombayla Devi represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the women’s individual as well as team Archery events. She also became the first woman to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games after a brilliant performance at the 2007 World Archery Championship at Leipzip in Germany.

“My mother is my motivation as she herself was an archer.”

Laishram Bombayla Devi started archery in her childhood, fascinated by the sport. In fact, sports was a family tradition. She was encouraged by her mother M. Jamini Devi,who was a state archery coach and her father, Manglem Singh a state handball coach.

 

Laish2am Bombayla Devi. Photo courtesy: Yogesh Pandagre
Laishram Bombayla Devi. Photo courtesy: Yogesh Pandagre

“Qualifying for the Olympics mean a lot to me as it gives me another shot at an Olympic medal..n I will practice hard to fulfill my dream and expectations of my country by winning an Olympic medal. Pray for me!”

London will be the first Olympics for four out six archers, which means India will have a mix of experience and exuberance. The onus will be on Rai and Bombayla Devi, who have participated in the Olympics before.

Laishram Bombayla Devi – National Record

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L!ishram Bombayla Devi – International Record

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* Record Courtesy : Manipur Olympic Association
*Special Thanks to  Manas Maisnam for drawing  the  Manipuri  Olympians – 2012 for KanglaOnline.com

 

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