Tarundeep Rai

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Tarundeep Rai
Born (1984-02-22) 22 February 1984 (age 33)
Namchi, Sikkim
Nationality Indian
Occupation Archery
Tarundeep Rai
Medal record
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Individual

Tarundeep Rai (Nepali/Hindi: तरूणदीप राई; born 22 February 1984, in Namchi, Sikkim, India)[1] is an Indian archer.[2][3] He belongs to the Indian Gorkha community.

Career[edit]

Tarundeep made his debut in international archery at the age of 19 years when he played at the Asian Archery Championship 2003 held at Yangon, Myanmar.[4]

Tarundeep Rai became the first Indian to win an individual men's silver medal in archery at the 16th Asian Games on 24 November 2010 in Guangzhou, China.[5]

He was a member of the Indian archery team that won the bronze medal at the 15th Asian Games in Doha in 2006.[4]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Tarundeep was placed 32nd in the men's individual ranking round with a 72-arrow score of 647.[4] He faced Alexandros Karageorgiou of Greece in the first elimination round, losing 147-143. This score gave Rai a final ranking of 43rd. Rai was also a member of the 11th-place Indian men's archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Tarundeep was a member of the Indian men's recurve team at the 2012 London Olympics.[6] Tarundeep was placed 31st in the men's individual ranking and the Indian men's team was placed 12th in the team ranking.

Tarundeep was a part of the Indian archery team that finished 4th at the 2003 World Championship in New York City.[4] His team won the silver medal at the 2005 World Championship in Madrid, Spain. He also became the first Indian to make it to the semifinal round of the World Archery Championship in 2005, where he narrowly lost to Won Jong Choi of South Korea by 106-112 for the bronze medal play-off.[4]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Tarundeep is a recipient of the Arjuna Award (2005) for his achievements in archery.[7]

  • Silver Medalist, Recurve Men’s Team, Archery World Cup, Antalya, Turkey, 2012
  • Silver Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, Archery World Cup, Porec, Croatia, 2011
  • Silver Medalist, Recurve Men's Individual, Asian Games, Guangzhou, P.R. China, 2010
  • Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, Archery World Cup, Shanghai, P.R. China, 2010
  • Silver Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, Archery World Cup, Porec, Croatia, 2010
  • Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, 2nd Asian Grand Prix, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010
  • Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, 5th Asian Grand Prix Tournament, Dakha, Bangladesh, 2009
  • Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Individual, 5th Asian Grand Prix Tournament, Dakha, Bangladesh, 2009
  • Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, 2nd Asian Grand Prix Tournament, Teheran, I.R. Iran, 2009
  • Silver Medalist, Recurve Men's Individual, 2nd Asian Grand Prix Tournament, Teheran, I.R. Iran, 2009
  • Bronze Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, Asian Games, Doha, Qatar, 2006
  • Bronze Medalist, Recurve Men's Individual, The 3rd Asian Archery Grand Prix Tournament, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2005
  • Silver Medalist, Men's Team, 43rd World Outdoor Target Archery Championships, Madrid, Spain, 2005
  • Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Individual, Asian Grand Prix, Bangkok, Thailand, 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tarundeep Rai – Archery – Olympic Athlete". 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tarundeep Rai in good form". The Hindu. 23 June 2005. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tarundeep Rai withdraws". The Hindu. 17 August 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Tarundeep Rai Profile". iloveindia.com. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Tarundeep Rai creates history at Asian Games". The Times of India. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Indian archery team books Olympic ticket". 23 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Pankaj Advani named for Khel Ratna". The Hindu. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 

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