Laishram Bombayla Devi
Country India
Date of Birth 1985-02-22
Age 35 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details Recurve Team Recurve Individual
Laishram Bombayla Devi, Women's Individual Recurve, Archery
  • Group
    5th Aug, 9:30pm
    Rank 24, Points 638
    WON
  • Baldauff Laurence (AUT)
    10th Aug, 6:09pm
    Score: 6 - 2
    WON
  • Chia Lin Shih (TPE)
    10th Aug, 6.35 pm
    Score: 6 - 2
    WON
  • V.Alejandra (MEX)
    11th Aug, 5:56pm
    Score:2-6
    LOST
, Women's Team Recurve, Archery
  • Group
    5th Aug, 9:30pm
    Rank:7 Points:1897
    QUALIFIED
  • Colombia
    7th Aug, 6:45pm
    5-3
    WON
  • Russia
    7th Aug, 11:45pm
    5-4
    LOST

Achievements

  • Winning a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
  • Awards In 2012 she received an Arjuna Award, a sports prize from the India government that recognises outstanding sporting achievement.

 

Biography

Born in a sports interested family, mother an archery teacher and father a handball coach. Bombayala's talent,(she began archery training at age 11) got honed at the Sports Authority of India's Imphal centre from 1996. She came into the Indian team in 1996.

 

She earned wide recognition after she won the gold medal in recurve team event in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010. Earlier Bombayla represented the country in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the women's individual and team events but failed to reach the final in both. In the team event, she alongwith Dola Banerjee and Pranitha Vardhineni was ranked sixth.

 

Getting a bye in the pre-quarterfinal, she and her partners faced China in the quarters and lost 206-211 In the individual Bombayla was ranked 22 in the qualifiers. She lost narrowly in the round of 64 to Polish opponent Iwona Marcinkiewicz 101-103.

 

Bombayla took part in the London Olympics 2012. In the individual recurve,she lost in the second round to Mexico's Aida Roman (2-6). In the team event, along with Deepika Kumari and Chekrovolu Swuro, lost to Denmark in the first round. This time for the Rio Olympics (her third Olympics) she was among the three (Deepika and Laxmirani Majhi are the others) picked up after a series of selection trials from January.

 

A significant performance of this trio in recent times came in the World cup first stage in Shanghai in May when they got past formidable Germany to finish runner up to Chinese Taipei.