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Name TALUKDAR Jayanta
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 02 MAR 1986
Residence Gender Male
Height 178 cm Weight 85 kg
Discipline Archery

Archery

Result
Date Time Event Results
Result Record
23 SEP 2014 14:30 Recurve Men's Individual Ranking Round 1307 (rank 17)
23 SEP 2014 14:30 Recurve Men's Team Ranking Round 3923 (rank 6)

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
3Recurve Team2010Guangzhou, CHN
3Recurve Team2006Doha, QAT
9Recurve Individual2006Doha, QAT
Olympic Games
9Recurve Team2012London, GBR
33Recurve Individual2012London, GBR
World Championships
2Recurve Team2005Madrid, ESP
5Recurve Team2011Turin, ITA
7Recurve Team2009Ulsan, KOR
8Recurve Team2013Antalya, TUR
9Recurve Team2013Antalya, TUR
9Recurve Individual2011Turin, ITA
9Recurve Team2011Turin, ITA
17Recurve Individual2013Antalya, TUR
40Recurve Individual2009Ulsan, KOR
World Cup
2Recurve Team2014Antalya, TUR
2Recurve Team2013Shanghai, CHN
2Recurve Team2011Ogden, UT, USA
2Recurve Team2011Antalya, TUR
3Recurve Team2014Wroclaw, POL
7Recurve Individual2011Ogden, UT, USA
9Recurve Individual2011Shanghai, CHN
9Recurve Team2011Shanghai, CHN
11Recurve Team2011Porec, CRO
17Recurve Individual2014Wroclaw, POL
17Recurve Individual2014Antalya, TUR
17Recurve Individual2014Shanghai, CHN
17Recurve Individual2013Shanghai, CHN
17Recurve Individual2012Antalya, TUR
17Recurve Individual2011Porec, CRO
33Recurve Individual2013Medellin, COL
33Recurve Individual2013Antalya, TUR
33Recurve Individual2012Ogden, UT, USA
57Recurve Individual2013Wroclaw, POL
57Recurve Individual2012Shanghai, CHN
57Recurve Individual2011Antalya, TUR
Asian Championships
1Recurve Team2013Taipei, TPE
1Recurve Team2007Xian, CHN
3Recurve Individual2009Bali, INA
5Recurve Team2011Tehran, IRI
6Recurve Team2013Taipei, TPE
7Recurve Team2011Tehran, IRI
17Recurve Individual2013Taipei, TPE
World Ranking
40Recurve Individual2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Jay (archery.org, 10 Mar 2014)
Hobbies Playing table tennis and video games. (archery.org, 10 Mar 2014)
Occupation Athlete, Office Worker
Higher education Business Administration
Languages Spoken Hindi, English
Club Tata Archery Academy, Jamshedpur, IND
Coach Dharmender Tiwary [national and club] (IND) (in.com, 10 Sep 2014; archery.org, 10 Mar 2014)
Plays Right (archery.org, 10 Mar 2014)
International debut 2005 for England, World Championships (Korea) (Athlete, 30 Jun 2007)
Injuries He missed the 2007 National Games because of a groin injury. (news.oneindia.in, 07 Feb 2007)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up archery at age 14 at the Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur, India. (intoday.in, 17 Sep 2011; archery.org, 10 Mar 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
He was inspired by the television programme 'Mahabharata'. The show was based on an ancient Sanskrit text and contained skilled archers. (intoday.in, 17 Sep 2011; sports.ndtv.com, 17 Jul 2012)

Ambitions
To win an individual medal at 2014 Asian Games in Incheon and win an Olympic medal. (niticentral.com, 01 Jun 2013)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Becoming the first archer from India to win a World Archery Federation World Cup event by taking gold at the 2006 competition in Porec, Croatia. (iloveindia.com, 10 Aug 2007; sports.ndtv.com, 17 Jul 2012; olympicgoldquest.in, 22 Jul 2013)

Hero
His former coach Sanjeeva Kumar Singh, Denmark archer Carina Rosenvinge Christiansen and India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. (Daily News and Analysis 20 Jun 2006; intoday.in, 17 Sep 2011; Facebook profile, 15 Sep 2013)

Most influential person in career
His older brother Nikhilesh Talukdar, the Tata Archery Academy staff and his mother, who observes a fast every time he competes in a tournament. (Daily News & Analysis, March 2010)

Superstitions / Rituals
"Others may have similar talent like me, and could do even better. It is just the question of getting the necessary support, backing and the equipment to enhance one's standard. I am lucky to get it." (North East News Agency, 01 Jun 2006)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stay calm in crunch situations." (North East News Agency, 01 Jun 2006)

Awards
In 2007, he was awarded an Arjuna Award, a prize from the India government that recognises outstanding sporting achievement. (olympicgoldquest.in, 22 Jul 2013)

General
COACH SUPPORT
In 2013 he gave support to India's national coach Lim Chae-Woong, publicly criticising the Archery Association of India [AAI] by expressing doubt they would retain Lim's service until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "Today they say he will be with us until the Rio Olympics. But later on they may say they don't want him and want a better coach - a European or American coach. The main thing is the archers believe in him." (niticentral.com, 01 Jun 2013)

Social Media
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