bombayala-devi

Bombayla Devi Laishram (born 22 February 1985)is an Indian archer, who has represented India at international events since 2007. Born in Imphal East, Manipur Laishram made her national debut in 1997.She represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the women’s individual as well as team events. She, along with Dola Banerjee and Pranitha Vardhineni was ranked sixth in the team event qualifiers. They got a bye in the round of 16, but lost to China by 206–211 in the quarterfinals. In the individual event, she was ranked 22nd in the qualifiers, but lost to Iwona Marcinkiewicz of Poland by 101–103 in the round of 64.

At the 2012 London Olympics, she bowed out in the second round of the women’s individual recurve event losing 2-6 to Mexico’s Aída Román on the 30 July 2012. In the team event, India lost in the first round 211-210 to Denmark.She is currently supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation that identifies and supports Indian athletes.She was the part of the team that qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics.The Indian women’s recursive team comprising of Bombayla Devi Laishram, Deepika Kumari and Laxmirani Majhi, finished 7th in the ranking round. The team won their match against Colombia in the round of 16 before losing the quarterfinal match against Russia.