Age: 17 Years
Father: Gopichand Shankar Swami
|Full name||Aditi Gopichand Swami World Archery|
|Known for||Being youngest-ever senior world champion and first Indian to win an individual compound gold medal at the World Archery Championships in 2023|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 158 cm
in meters- 1.58 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 2”
• 36th National Games (2022)
• Archery Asia Cup (2022) (Team)
• World Archery Youth Championships (2023) (Individual)
• World Archery Youth Championships (2023) (Team)
• World Archery Championships (2023) (Individual)
• World Archery Championships (2023) (Team)
• Asian Games (2023) (Team)
• Archery Asia Cup (2022) (Individual)
• Archery World Cup (2023)
• Asian Games (2023) (Individual)
|Date of Birth||Year, 2006|
|Age (as of 2023)||17 Years|
|Parents||Father- Gopichand Shankar Swami (Maths teacher at a government school in Satara)
Mother- Sehla (works at the Maharashtra Gram Panchayat)
|Siblings||She has a younger brother.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Aditi Swami
- Aditi Swami is an Indian archer who made history in 2023 by becoming the youngest senior world champion and the first Indian to clinch an individual compound gold at the World Archery Championships.
- Aditi’s success in archery can be largely attributed to her father, Gopichand. To offer her improved access to sports facilities, he took the decision to move from their village to Satara, a journey of approximately 15 kilometres. According to Gopichand, he wanted Aditi to stand out in a sport. The Times of India
- When she was 12, her father took her to Satara’s Shahu Stadium and exposed her to various sports. While many children were drawn to football and athletics, Aditi was captivated by a small group of archers setting up targets. Shortly thereafter, she started training under coach Pravin Sawant at an archery academy situated in a sugarcane field. She practised for three hours during weekdays and dedicated over five hours on weekends. In an interview, Gopichand revealed how he further nurtured her passion by showing her videos of famous archers, including 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Deepika Kumari and Asian Games gold medalist Abhishek Verma. The Times of India
- Gopichand, in an interview, mentioned that Aditi’s coach recognized her talent in archery and recommended that she needed her own bow to advance further. Gopichand took out loans which eventually summed up to Rs. 10 lakh as he could not afford expensive bows on his own, and he managed to ensure that Aditi had the necessary equipment to excel in her chosen sport. The Times of India
- Aditi participated in the compound women’s individual category at the 36th National Games (2022), held in Gujarat, India, and won gold by defeating Delhi’s Pragati by a margin of 144-143 in the finals.
- In 2022, she participated in the Archery Asia Cup, which was held in Sharjah, UAE. She won gold in the compound women’s team category and silver in the women’s individual compound category at the event. Aditi Swami – Instagram
- Aditi competed at the 2023 World Archery Youth Championships in Limerick, Ireland. She won gold after defeating USA’s Leann Drake by 142-136 under the compound under-18 women’s individual category; she won gold under the compound under-18 women’s team category as well at the event.
- In 2023, Aditi Swami participated in the World Archery Championships in Berlin, competing in the compound women’s category. She defeated Mexico’s Andrea Becerra with a margin of 149-147 and won gold, becoming the first athlete to claim India’s first individual title at the 2023 Hyundai World Archery Championships. Aditi also secured gold in the compound women’s team category at the same event.
- She won bronze at the 2023 Archery World Cup in the compound women’s team category.
- Aditi competed at the 2023 Asian Games, which was held in Hangzhou, China. She won gold in the compound women’s team category and bronze in the women’s single compound category at the event.