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Atanu Das Bio | Story of India’s top Archer

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Atanu Das showed off his two rings: his wedding ring on the right hand and the Olympics emblem on the left, only moments after breaching the shroud of invincibility that South Korea’s ace archers wear at the Olympics.

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He seems to indicate that the rings were the driving force behind his victory over previous Olympic champion Oh Jin-hyek in the elimination stages of the men’s archery competition at the Tokyo Games. This is the story of India’s finest Archer: Atanu Das

Atanu Das Information


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Atanu Das Family

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In Kolkata, Atanu Das was born to Amit and Arati Das. Das attended Baranagar Narendranathn Vidyamandir in Kolkata for his education. He later graduated from Vinayaka Mission University in Salem, Tamil Nadu, with a BA (Hons) degree.

At the age of 14, Atanu Das developed an interest in archery and enrolled in an archery institution in Kolkata to further his training. He was enthusiastic about archery and predicted that he would be a success in the sport.

Bharat Petroleum Sports Promotion Board is where Atanu Das now works.

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Atanu Das & Deepika Kumari

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Deepika Kumari, a fellow archery competitor and former world number one, is his wife.

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Early Life

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In 2010, Atanu Das earned a Gold medal in the 33rd Junior National Archery Championships, which marked the start of his archery career. He began representing India internationally in 2008, beginning with the World Youth Championships.

He earned his first international medal, Bronze, at the 2008 World Youth Championships. Atanu also earned a Silver medal in the Recurve Junior men’s team at the 2011 World Youth Championships, which he considers a major accomplishment in his archery career.

At the Sahara Senior National Archery Championships in Vijayawada and the 34th National Games in Jamshedpur in 2011, Atanu Das won Bronze and Gold, respectively. In the Recurve men’s team, he won both gold. Das earned Gold at the 3rd Asian Grand Prix in Dhaka in 2011 for his first international solo gold. He also won a Bronze and a Gold in Recurve Men’s Team and Recurve Mixed Team, respectively, at the same event.

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Das earned three bronze medals in the 2013 Asian Archery Grand Prix in Thailand, two years later. One bronze medal in the recurve men’s solo event, and two bronze medals in the recurve mixed team and recurve men’s team events. Atanu Das earned a Silver medal in 2014. 

Das earned Silver in the World University Championships in the same year.

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Atanu Das – Achievements

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At the 2013 Archery World Cup, Atanu Das took bronze in the Recurve Mixed Team. Das earned Silver and Bronze in the Recurve Men’s Team and Mixed Team events at the 2014 Archery World Cup in Medellin, and Silver in the Recurve Men’s Team event in Wroclaw a year later.

Das earned bronze medals in three events at the 2019 Asian Archery Championships: recurve individual, recurve men’s team, and recurve mixed team.

Shantanu Das aspired to compete in the Olympics as an archer for India. His ambition came true when he was selected to represent India in the 2016 Rio Olympics. He was the sole male archer in the competition since India only had one male quota slot, which he had won through trials. He didn’t win any medals at the Rio Olympics, unfortunately.

Das will be representing India in the Tokyo Olympics this year, which he was able to secure after winning a Silver Medal at the 2019 World Archery Championships in the Netherlands.

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Other Achievements

  •  Individual Recurve Men’s Senior National Archery Championships, India 2014
  •  Asian Archery Grand Prix, Thailand, 2013. Recurve Men’s Team [with Binod Swansi and Rahul Banerjee]
  •  Asian Archery Grand Prix, Thailand, 2013 [with Bombayla Devi Laishram]. 
  •  Asian Archery Grand Prix, Recurve Men’s Individual, Thailand, 2013.
  •  3rd Asian Grand Prix, Recurve Mixed Team, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011 [with Rimil Buriuly]. 
  •  Recurve Men’s Team Bronze Medalist, 3rd Asian Grand Prix, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011.
  •  3rd Asian Grand Prix, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Recurve Men’s Individual, 2011.
  •  Jamshedpur, India 2011: Recurve Men’s Team, 34th National Games
  •  Recurve Men’s Team, Vijaywada, India 2011, 31st Sahara Senior National Archery Championships
  •  Youth World Championship, Recurve Junior Men’s Team, Poland 2011
  •  New Delhi, India 2010: Recurve Boys’ Team, 33rd Junior National Archery Championships

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