Tarundeep Rai (Archer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, Wife, Ranking, Awards, Coach, Medal, Tokyo Olympics, Sate & More
Tarundeep Rai is an Indian professional Archer hailing from the Northeast region.
|Real Name||Tarundeep Rai|
|Date of Birth||22 Feb 1994|
|Age (as in 2021)||27 years old|
|Birth Place||Namchi, Sikkim|
Mother: Not Known
|Home Town||Namchi, Sikkim|
Birth & Early Life
Tarun was born on 22nd February 1984 in Sikkim. His father was a professional Photographer. And his cousin is a well-known football player. His family was sports-oriented and he has continued the family legacy by earning accomplishments in the archery world.
Education & More
|Awards||Arjuna Award, Padma Shri|
In 2003, Tarun made his international debut at the Asian Archery Championship, Myanmar. In the same year, he represented the Indian Archery team and finished fourth at the world championships in New York. In 2004, the archer won his first gold medal at the Asian Grand Prix, Bangkok. This qualified him for the 2004 Athens Olympics. He finished 43rd in the men’s individual recurve event.
In 2005, Tarundeep played for the Indian team at the Asian archery championship, New Delhi, and settled for the bronze medal. He also won a silver medal at the World Championships, Madrid that year. He was also honored with the Arjuna Award in 2005.
In 2006, Tarun along with Jayanta Talukdar, Mangal Singh, and Viswash won the bronze medal in the recurve team event at the Asian Games, Doha. After experiencing a shoulder injury in 2007 he had given up competing in the 2008 Olympics.
Tarun made his glorious comeback in 2009, clinching the silver medal in the individual event and gold medal in the team event at the Asian Grand Prix, Iran. In 2010, he became the first Indian archer to win the individual silver medal at the Asian Games. In the same year, he claimed the gold medal in the Archery World Cup, China. In 2012, he was selected for the London Olympics and finished 17th in the individual event and 9th in the team event.
In 2019, Tarundeep won the team silver medal at the World Archery Championship in the Netherlands. This win helped India book a berth at the Tokyo Olympics. In 2020, he was presented the Padma Shri. In 2021, he declared that he would retire from the archery world after the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
|International Debut||2003 Asian Archery Championship, Myanmar|
|Olympic Medals||Gold: 0|
|Other Medal||Gold: 3|
|Best Record||First Indian archer to win a medal in the Archery World Cup.|
|Coach/Mentor||Ravi Dhanker, Lim Chae Woong, Limba Ram, R Tamang.|
Personal Life & More
His Zodiac sign is Pisces. He is married to Anjana Bhatta Rai. The couple has a son Nusam Singh Rai.
|Wife Name||Anjana Bhatta Rai|
|Children||Son: Nusam Singh Rai|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||174 cm|
Some Important Facts About Tarundeep Rai
- His cousin is an Indian football legend Bahichung Bhutia
- His hobbies include playing football, listening to music, and watching movies
- Tarun is a right-handed archer ranked 54th in the world and registered a 63% match win score.
Social Media Presence
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|Wikipedia||Tarundeep Rai Wikipedia|
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