Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dropped from team event, Tarundeep Rai wins Silver in individual event at Asian Games

 Additional information and pic: TOI

Archery Association of India had never thought that the man they replaced him at the team event due to poor performance would provide India the first silver in the history of men's individual archery in Asian Games.
Tarundeep Rai was replaced with his teammates Mangal Singh Champia for  the team event that went on to win the bronze medal in Guangzhou.

Against the expectation Tarundeep Rai created history after he became the first Indian archer to win silver in the men's individual archery event. In a closely fought contest, the Indian archer lost to the world no. 1 Woojin Kim of South Korea 28-28, 27-28, 29-28, 27-28, 27-29.