Indian Archery Champion: Jayanta Talukdar

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

India’s first World Cup winner Jayanta Talukdar, started his career with a bang, after winning a silver medal at the 2004 World Junior Championship. His gold medal in Merida mde him India’s first ever gold medallist at the event.

The same year, he would go onto win the gold medal at the South Asian Games and a bronze medal at the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. Heading into the 2009 World Cup, Talukdar was also ranked world number one.

In July 2012, he represented India at his first Olympics as a part of the Indian recurve men’s team. The 28-year old has been bestowed with the Arjuna Award.