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Tarundeep Rai
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1984-02-22) 22 February 1984 (age 40)
Namchi, Sikkim, India
OccupationArchery
Medal record
Men's archery
Representing  India
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
World Championships 0 2 0
World Cups 3 6 0
Asian Games 0 1 1
Asian Archery Championships 0 2 1
Asia Cup 1 1 0
Commonwealth Games 0 0 1
South Asian Federation Games 5 1 0
Total 9 13 3
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Madrid Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 2019 's-Hertogenbosch Men's Team
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2024 Shanghai Men's Team
Gold medal – first place 2022 Antalya Mixed Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Shanghai Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 2023 Antalya Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Wroclaw Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 2012 Odgen Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 2012 Antalya Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Porec Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Porec Men's Team
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Individual
Asian Archery Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Bangkok Recurve Team
Silver medal – second place 2005 New Delhi Recurve Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Yangon Recurve Team
Asia Cup
Gold medal – first place 2024 Baghdad Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 2024 Baghdad Individual
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 New Delhi Recurve Team
South Asian Federation Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Shillong Men's Team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Shillong Mixed Team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Shillong Individual
Gold medal – first place 2010 Dhaka Individual
Gold medal – first place 2006 Colombo Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Colombo Individual

Tarundeep Rai (born 22 February 1984, in Namchi, Sikkim, India)[1] is an Indian archer, supported by OGQ.[2][3] He is conferred with the Padma Shri, in 2021, by the Government of India, for his contribution in Sports.


Career

The President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting the Arjuna Award -2005 to Shri Tarundeep Rai for Archery, at a glittering function in New Delhi on 29 August 2006

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 won India their maiden individual silver medal in archery at the Asian Games[5] at the 16th Asian Games on 24 November 2010 in Guangzhou, China.[6]

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.

A career-threatening shoulder injury forced him to lie low for the best part of two years. He suffered a right shoulder injury due to overuse and was out of action in 2007 and 2008.[7] Tarundeep Rai did not make the men's team at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. only competed in the individual event. But he got into rhythm and clinched a silver medal, which none of us expected.[8]

Tarundeep was a member of the Indian men's recurve team at the 2012 London Olympics.[9] Tarundeep Rai gave the country the third place in the London Olympics qualification round at Ogden, US in 2012.[10]

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]

Tarundeep Rai won three gold medals at South Asian Games in Guwahati and Shillong.[11] Tarun also played a key role in India's dominance in the South Asian Games.[11]

Awards

Tarundeep is a recipient of the Arjuna Award (2005) for his achievements in archery.[12]

in 2020, the government of India honored him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian awards in the Republic Of India.[13]

In October 2023, ICFAI University in Sikkim conferred Tarundeep Rai the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in recognition of his efforts to bring laurels to India in the sport of archery at the international level and for being an icon of Sikkim.

Tokyo Olympics

Tarundeep Rai along with Atanu Das and Praveen Jadhav grabbed the quota for the tokyo olympics.[14] Since the lockdown happen he choose to be in AsI campus and train for his last olympics.[15][16] He has Reduced 14 kg weight in 6 months.[17][18] Tarundeep Rai alongside his teammates defeated Kazakhstan in round of 16 in the men's team event before losing to Republic of Korea in the Quarter Finals. In the individual event, Tarundeep defeated Oleksii Hunbin of Ukraine 6-4 in the 1st round before losing to Itay Shanny of Israel in the 2nd round in a thrilling one arrow shoot-off.

References

  1. ^ "Tarundeep Rai – Archery – Olympic Athlete". 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Tarundeep Rai in good form". The Hindu. 23 June 2005. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Tarundeep Rai withdraws". The Hindu. 17 August 2007. Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Tarundeep Rai Profile". iloveindia.com. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  5. ^ S. Kannan (25 November 2010). "Rai wins silver and scripts history". India Today. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Tarundeep Rai creates history at Asian Games". The Times of India. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  7. ^ Tushar Bhaduri (14 July 2012). "Tarundeep Rai makes comeback for London Olympics". India Today. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  8. ^ Dola Banerjee (31 July 2012). "London Olympics: Moment of pride for India and the archers". India Today. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Indian archery team books Olympic ticket". 23 June 2012.
  10. ^ "London 2012: Indian archers ranked 3rd for qualifying round". India Today. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2021. ((cite magazine)): Unknown parameter |agency= ignored (help)
  11. ^ a b Sudeer Mahavaadi (22 February 2016). "Exclusive: Star archer Tarundeep Rai eyes Olympic glory after rich haul at South Asian Games". India Today. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Pankaj Advani named for Khel Ratna". The Hindu. 18 August 2006. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2010.((cite news)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  13. ^ "Padma Awards: 2020" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (India). 25 January 2020. pp. 2–6. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  14. ^ Stanley, John (12 June 2019). "Indian men upset Canada to qualify three places for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". World Archery. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  15. ^ Scroll Staff (4 April 2020). "Archer Tarundeep Rai using lockdown time to build shoulder muscles, stay in shape for Tokyo Olympics". Scroll.in. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Bonding in isolation: Archers Tarundeep and Pravin stay sharp amid lockdown". ESPN. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  17. ^ "'I lost 14 kgs in six months' - Veteran Indian archer Tarundeep Rai targets Tokyo medal after gruelling fitness journey". Olympic Channel. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  18. ^ "Tarundeep Rai: I need to win medal at Tokyo Olympics so I can meet my son's gaze". Firstpost. 23 December 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
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