Jayanta Talukdar

Top Indian archer Jayanta Talukdar has tested positive for Covid -19 and admitted to a hospital in Guwahati.

Talukdar, who was part of the bronze medal-winning team at the 2006 Doha and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit for low oxygen levels.

He represented the country at the 2012 London Olympics and was among eight shortlisted archers who competed in the trials to select the archery team for the Tokyo Olympics in March. He did not make the cut.

An Arjuna Awardee, the 35-year-old Talukdar was a gold medallist at the 2006 World Cup in Merida, Mexico and a silver medallist in the men’s team World Championships in 2005 in Madrid, Spain.

A recurve archer, Talukdar competed at the London Olympics, but lost in the first rounds of both the individual and team events.

He was among the several Indian athletes who recently tested positive for Covid-19.

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