Joydeep Karmakar

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Joydeep Karmakar
Joydeep Karmakar.jpg
Born (1979-09-07) 7 September 1979 (age 41).
Nationality India
OccupationSportsman (Shooter)
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) (As of August 2012)

Joydeep Karmakar (born 7 September 1979 in Kolkata, West Bengal) is an Indian shooter.[1] He started his sports career in 1989. He became a Junior National Champion in his first Nationals in 1994.He has represented India in 28 World Cups 2 Commonwealth Games 1 Asian Games 3 World Championships. He qualified to represent India at London 2012 Summer Olympics[2] in Men's 50m Rifle Prone event. His Career best World Ranking - 4th,& Asia No. 1, in 2010 to 2012.

On 3 August 2012, Joydeep qualified for the Olympic Finals of Men's 50metre Rifle Prone event with a score of 595. After six rounds Joydeep was at joint fourth with eight other shooters. However, there was a shoot off between the nine tied shooters, in which Joydeep scored 51.6 and finished fourth in the shoot off, thereby qualifying for the final round as he finished 7th overall. In the final he scored 104.1 and with a total of 699.1 he finished fourth, behind the bronze medal winner, Rajmond Debevec of Slovenia.[3]

Joydeep is a recipient of Arjuna Award in the year 2012.

Khel Samman 2016 from Chief Minister, Mamata Bannerjee of West Bengal

ABP Shera Bangali 2013

His father, Late Santo Karmakar was a National Champion swimmer 1960s .The younger brother of Santo Karmakar, Tapan karmakar was a footballer.

Earlier in 2010 he had participated in ISSF World Cup, Sydney and won a silver medal with an Asian Record score of 599/600. He is still the only silver medalist in World Cup in Prone event from India. His National Record Scores of 594/600, 595, 598 & 599 from 2005 to 2010 was unique as Joydeep only bettered his own record. Apart from more than 70 National Medals, he also won Individual Australian Open Cup, Commonwealth Championships Gold and South Asian double Gold.

In Domestic competitions he held the Kumar Surendra Singh record of 597/600 in Prone.He participated in International tournaments till 2015, including 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and 2014 Incheon Asian Games and ISSF World Championships in Granada, Spain. In late 2015 he set up a Shooting Academy in Kolkata named "Joydeep Karmakar Shooting Academy[4]"[5] in New Town Area of Kolkata. Later in 2018 he opened the second branch of JKSA at 178,Sarat Bose Road, Lake Terrace and third Centre, which is named Shooting Sports Club Howrah in Bally, Howrah region of near Kolkata, where he with other National & International shooters are training newcomers to the nuances of Rifle Shooting. Joydeep is the personal coach & mentor of Mehuli Ghosh, Asian Champion, who won 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver and Youth Olympics Silver in Argentina.


  1. ^ Profile at ISSF Profile of Joydeep Karmakar at ISSF
  2. ^ 2012 London Olympics Profile Profile at official 2012 London Olympics website Archived 2012-07-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Shooting results for 50m rifle prone on official 2012 London Olympics website Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "joydeep karmakar shooting academy".
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