Career of Tarundeep Rai
Tarundeep made his debut into international archery at the age of 19 years when he played at the Asian Archery Championship 2003 held at Yangon, Myanmar. He became the first Indian to actually win an individual silver medal in the men's category at the Asian Games on 24 November 2010 in Guangzhou, China. He was an esteemed member of the Indian archery team that won the bronze medal at the 15th Asian Games in Doha in 2006.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics, he was placed 32nd in the men's individual ranking round with a 72 arrow score of 647. He faced, in the first elimination round, faced Alexandros Karageorgiou of Greece, losing 147-143. This score gave Rai a final ranking of 43rd. Rai was also a member of the 11th-place Indian men's archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Tarundeep was a part of Indian archery team that finished 4th at the 2003 World Championship in New York. In 2005 World Championship held in Madrid, Spain, his team won the silver medal. He was also the first Indian archer to make it to the semi-finals of World Archery Championships in 2005 where he narrowly lost to Won Jong Choi of South Korea by 106-112 for the bronze medal play-off.
Awards Received by Tarundeep Rai
Tarundeep is a recipient of the Arjuna Award (2005) for his achievements in the game of archery.
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