Aditi Gopichand Swami becomes first individual world champion archer from India

The 17-year-old Aditi Gopichand Swami became the new world champion in compound archery by beating Mexico's Andrea Becerra 149-147 in the World Archery Championships finals. She is also the youngest ever world champion archer.

"All my efforts so far have borne fruit today. I have been waiting to have the 52-second national anthem playing on the podium...This is only the beginning, I want to win the Asian Games gold medal next for India," Aditi said after her historic win.

 On 8 July 2023, Aditi Gopichand Swami had secured the biggest win of her career by being crowned Under-18 women's World champion in Limerick, Ireland. She became just the fourth Indian - to win an individual medal at the World Archery Youth Championships.

However, on August 5, she has given India an even more historic occasion - a world champion archer in the senior category, something the country has been in an endless wait for so far.