Tarundeep Rai an archer from Sikkim has created history in China. He became the first archer from India to win a silver medal in the Asian games. This historic win came in individual archery event.
In a neck to neck match Tarundeep lost marginally to the Woojin Kim of South Korea. The last result was 28-28, 27-28, 29-28 27-28, 27-29.
The match was closely fought between Rai and Woojin Kim. In the last set Rai made shot at the 8 pointer which gave lead to his opponent. In the subsequent sets he improved his performance and notch the tally with 9 points each. But this was not enough to pull out Gold medal and went to South Korean camp. Rai had to satisfy with Silver medal.
Rai, whose performance was unsurpassed though out the day. He started his campaign by getting the better of Kien Trong Dao of Vietnam 5-1, before outplaying Sian Chu Cheng of Malaysia 6-2. He then followed it up by beating Jinhyek Oh of Korea 26-27, 30-26, 28-28, 29-27, 28-27 in the quarterfinals. In the last four stage, Rai carried on his good form as he managed to defeat Taipei’s Chia Chun Sung 29-29, 26-30, 30-27, 28-26, 29-28 to enter the final.
The other archers from the Indian side failed in giving medal winning performance. , Rahul Banerjee ended his campaign on a disappointing note as he could not even make it to the quarterfinals losing 27-28, 24-25, 24-26 to Taipei’s Chun Chia Sung.
Pic courtesy: The Hindu
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November 24, 2010 at 12:35 pm
After disheartening performance at Common wealth games this is surely a cheerful news. Way to Tarun. We hope that you will win medal in Olympics too. You are proud son of Sikkim.
November 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Dear Bhai Tarundeep,
Congratulatuion from Sikkim Archery Association and personally from my side. Wish you all the best fro winning medal in olympic, which i am sure you will do it sooner or later. please call me when you will back in india after Asain Games.
Dr KB Gurung
Sikkim Archery Association
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