One of the famous sportsmen from the north eastern part of the country, Tarundeep Rai has made India proud on many occasions. Tarundeep Rai is one of the best archers of the country and winner of the gold medal in the Asian Grand Prix Championship at Bangkok in 2004.
The 23 year old archer was born on 22nd February in the year 1984 at Namchi, Sikkim. Tarundeep Rai comes from the family of noted sports personalities. Indian football’s mega star Baichung Bhutia is one of his cousins. He took interest in archery since his childhood and soon tasted success in the national circuit. He defeated Korea’s Lee Sung Young to win the Asian Grand Prix in 2004. He was the member of the Indian team that came fourth in the World Archery Championship in New York, 2003. He had also represented India in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Tarundeep Rai was the star performer of the Indian team, which won the World Archery Championship in 2005, Madrid. He was honored with the Arjuna Award – the highest recognition given to a sportsman in India, in the same year. His performances in the national circuit have always been praiseworthy.