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| On May 24, 2021 6:47 PM IST

Tarundeep Rai Archery: Age, Olympics, Arjuna Award, Wife, World Ranking, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Records


Tarundeep Rai

Born 22 February 1984, in Namchi, Sikkim, India, Tarundeep Rai is an Indian archer who became the first Indian to win an individual men’s silver medal in archery. He belongs to the Indian Gorkha community and made his debut in international archery at the age of 19 years after featuring at the Asian Archery Championship 2003 held at Yangon, Myanmar. The right-handed started archery in 1997. His arrows are 29″ long and his draw weight is 44 lbs. He is India’s golden hope in Tokyo Olympics 2020 and is one of the most experienced and dependable archers in the country. He represented India in Team and Individual recurve archery event at the London 2012 Olympics and was part of the Indian team that ranked No.1 in the world in 2012.

Age: 35 years (22 February 1984)

Current World Archery Ranking – 31

Tarundeep Rai: Achievements/Medals

  • First Indian to win an individual men’s silver medal in archery at the 16th Asian Games on 24 November 2010 in Guangzhou, China.
  • Member of the Indian archery team that won the bronze medal at the 15th Asian Games in Doha in 2006
  • Member of the 11th-place Indian men’s archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
  • Member of the Indian men’s recurve team at the 2012 London Olympics
  • Member of the Indian archery team that finished 4th at the 2003 World Championship in New York City.
  • First Indian to make it to the semifinal round of the World Archery Championship in 2005
  • Won a Bronze medal at the National Archery Championship 2004 held at Jamshedpur.
  • Won three gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati and Shillong

Olympics –

  • Represented India in 2 Olympics – yet to win a medal
  • Part of Team India in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020

Arjuna Award:

2005 recipient for his achievements in Archery



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Tarundeep Rai: Family members

Spouse – Anjana Bhattarai

Children – 1 son Nusam Singh Rai

Siblings – 1 sister and 1 brother

Cousin – Bhaichung Bhutia (Indian football’s superstar) 

Dheeraj Singh

A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.

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