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Name BANERJEE Rahul
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 15 DEC 1986
Residence Gender Male
Height 178 cm Weight 78 kg
Discipline Archery

Archery

Result
Date Time Event Results
Result Record
23 SEP 2014 14:30 Recurve Men's Individual Ranking Round 1296 (rank 25)
23 SEP 2014 14:30 Recurve Men's Team Ranking Round 3923 (rank 6)

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
3Recurve Team2010Guangzhou, CHN
9Recurve Individual2010Guangzhou, CHN
Olympic Games
9Recurve Team2012London, GBR
17Recurve Individual2012London, GBR
World Championships
7Recurve Team2009Ulsan, KOR
9Recurve Team2011Turin, ITA
10Recurve Team2007Leipzig, GER
20Recurve Individual2009Ulsan, KOR
40Recurve Individual2007Leipzig, GER
57Recurve Individual2011Turin, ITA
World Cup
9Recurve Individual2014Wroclaw, POL
11Recurve Team2011Porec, CRO
17Recurve Individual2013Antalya, TUR
17Recurve Individual2013Shanghai, CHN
17Recurve Individual2012Antalya, TUR
33Recurve Individual2012Shanghai, CHN
33Recurve Individual2011Antalya, TUR
33Recurve Individual2011Porec, CRO
57Recurve Individual2014Shanghai, CHN
60Recurve Individual2012Ogden, UT, USA
Asian Championships
1Recurve Team2007Xian, CHN
5Recurve Team2011Tehran, IRI
33Recurve Individual2013Taipei, TPE
World Ranking
47Recurve Individual2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Listening to music, surfing, cricket, football. (old.archery.org, 05 Aug 2014)
Occupation Athlete, Railway Worker
Languages Spoken Bengali, English, Hindi
Club Railways Sports Promotion Board [RSPB], India
Coach Dharmendra Tiwary [national] (IND) (articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com, 16 Aug 2014; old.archery.org, 05 Aug 2014)
Plays Right (old.archery.org, 05 Aug 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His older sister Dola Banerjee is a former world champion archer. (hindustantimes.com, 02 Feb 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began archery at age thirteen and made his first international appearance. (sports.ndtv.com, 11 Jul 2012; olympicgoldquest.in, 22 Jul 2013)

Reason for taking up this sport
He would watch his older sister Dola shoot at the range. Soon after noticing his interest she bought him some equipment and began coaching him. When he started winning junior state level competitions, he fell in love with the sport. (telegraphindia.com, 14 Jun 2007; telegraphindia.com, 21 Oct 2010)

Awards
He received the prestigious Arjuna award in 2011 from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. (hindustantimes.com, 02 Feb 2014)

General
BROTHER-SISTER DUO
He and his sister Dola Banerjee are the first brother-sister pair to represent India at an Olympic Games in archery. Both have been honoured with the Arjuna award, India's second-highest sporting honour, by the Indian sports ministry. (hindustantimes.com, 02 Feb 2014)

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