Dola Banerjee Biography

The first Indian woman to win the World Archery Championship, Dola Banerjee is one of the most promising sports personalities of the country. She is also the first woman archer of the country to clinch an Olympic berth. She received the Arjuna Award in 2005 for her outstanding performances.

A Bengali by birth, Dola was born on 2nd June, 1980 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Her skill was nurtured at the Tata Archery Academy, Jamshedpur. Ever since she stepped in the national archery scenario, she has been among the top players of the country. She created history by qualifying for the Olympics with her superb performance at the World Outdoor Target Archery Championship, New York. She came to the limelight again in 2005 when she won the Golden Arrow Grand Prix Championship at Antalya in Turkey. More success followed with the Colombo SAF Games gold medal in 2006.

She bagged her second international title at the 2007 Meteksan World Cup Archery in Dover, England. She defeated top seeded Juan Juan of China to clinch the top spot in the Individual Recurve Event. She has represented the country in the Asian Games and 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. She is working hard to achieve her dream - an Olympic medal and bring honors to her country.

Last Updated on : February 3, 2014

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