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Jayanta Talukdar Biography

Jayanta Talukdar is presently the world No. 2 in the Individual Recurve event. One of the most promising sportsmen of the country he won the gold medal in the South Asian Federation Games or SAF Games at Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2006.

Jayanta, who hails from the state of Assam, was born in 1987. He was spotted at a very young age by archery coaches of Guwahati. His talent was further nurtured at the Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur. He became a part of the Indian Archery history in 2004 when he became the top scorer of the silver medal winning Indian team at the Junior World Championship in Britain. It was the first Indian team to win a medal in any archery world championship.

The following year Jayanta Talukdar consolidated his place in the national circuit by winning the gold in the Senior Nationals at Kochi and clinching the Olympic round. His greatest achievement till date came in the same year when he won the gold medal in the FITA Metekson World Cup at Porec in the Croatian country. In 2006, he defeated compatriot and team member Tarundeep Rai to bag the gold medal in the SAF games.