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Name RAI Tarundeep
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 22 FEB 1984
Residence Gender Male
Height 172 cm Weight 80 kg
Discipline Archery

Archery

Result
Date Time Event Results
Result Record
23 SEP 2014 14:30 Recurve Men's Individual Ranking Round 1300 (rank 22)
23 SEP 2014 14:30 Recurve Men's Team Ranking Round 3923 (rank 6)

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
2Recurve Individual2010Guangzhou, CHN
3Recurve Team2006Doha, QAT
35Recurve Individual2006Doha, QAT
Olympic Games
9Recurve Team2012London, GBR
17Recurve Individual2012London, GBR
World Championships
2Recurve Team2005Madrid, ESP
9Recurve Individual2013Antalya, TUR
9Recurve Team2013Antalya, TUR
9Recurve Team2011Turin, ITA
10Recurve Team2007Leipzig, GER
17Recurve Individual2011Turin, ITA
39Recurve Individual2007Leipzig, GER
World Cup
4Recurve Individual2012Ogden, UT, USA
9Recurve Individual2013Medellin, COL
9Recurve Individual2012Shanghai, CHN
9Recurve Individual2011Porec, CRO
17Recurve Individual2014Wroclaw, POL
17Recurve Individual2012Antalya, TUR
33Recurve Individual2014Shanghai, CHN
33Recurve Individual2013Wroclaw, POL
33Recurve Individual2011Antalya, TUR
Asian Championships
5Recurve Team2011Tehran, IRI
6Recurve Team2013Taipei, TPE
9Recurve Individual2013Taipei, TPE
World Ranking
35Recurve Individual2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Tarun (Athlete, 30 Jul 2007)
Hobbies Driving, watching films and playing other sports including football, badminton and golf. (archery.org, 10 Mar 2014)
Occupation Army
Higher education Business Administration
Spouse & Children Wife, one son
Languages Spoken Hindi, English, Nepali
Club Services Archery Team, India
Coach Dharmender Tiwary [national] (IND) (in.com, 10 Sep 2014)
Plays Right (archery.org, 10 Mar 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His cousin Baichung Bhutia captained India's football team. (olympicgoldquest.in, 22 Jul 2013)
International debut 2003 for India, Asian Championship (Yangon) (olympicgoldquest.in, 22 Jul 2013)
Injuries In 2008 a shoulder injury threatened to end his career. He made his comeback nearly two years later at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (sports.ndtv.com, 15 Jul 2012)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up the sport in 1997 in Namchi, India. (news.oneindia.in, 24 Mar 2010)

Reason for taking up this sport
He was first interested when he saw a group of young men shooting blindfolded, a traditional and popular type of archery in Namchi, India. (iloveindia.com, 06 Feb 2010)

Ambitions
To win an Olympic medal and then become a politician. (Athlete, 30 Jul 2007)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Becoming the first male archer from India to win an individual medal [silver] at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (ibnlive.in.com, 03 Jul 2013; Facebook profile, 25 Aug 2013)

Most influential person in career
India's Olympic Games archer Limba Ram. (Athlete, 30 Jul 2007)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Play the game in the spirit of the game." (Athlete, 30 Jul 2007)

Awards
In 2005 he received an Arjuna Award, a prize from the India government that recognises outstanding sporting achievement. (himlalpun.net, 13 Jan 2014)

General
TAKING A BREAK
He took a year-long break from the sport after the 2012 Olympic Games in London, taking about five months off from training before his son was born. He made his comeback at a national tournament in New Delhi, India, in June 2013. (thehindu.com, 21 Jun 2013; ibnlive.in.com, 03 Jul 2013)

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