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Tarundeep Rai Arjuna Award Awarded In 2005

Tarundeep Rai

Tarundeep Rai

Award Name : Arjuna Award

Year of Award : 2005

Award for : Sports and Games

Location : Namchi, Sikkim, India


Tarundeep Rai is an Indian Archer, and one of the most famous sportspersons hailing from the North-Eastern Indian region. Tarundeep was born on 22nd February 1984 in Namchi in Sikkim. 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. 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. He was a member of the Indian archery team that won the bronze medal at the 15th Asian Games in Doha in 2006. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Tarundeep was placed 32nd in the men's individual ranking round with a 72-arrow score of 647. 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. Tarundeep was placed 31st in the men's individual ranking and the Indian men's team was placed 12th in the team ranking. He is one of the Indian sportsperson supported by Olympic Gold Quest. Tarundeep is a recipient of the Arjuna Award (2005) for his achievements in archery.


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