Atanu Das has finished fifth in the archery rankings with a combined score of 683. X, 10, 10, 10, 9 and 9 in the final round. Das broke a 72-year-old record as well as set an Olympic record.
Atanu Das, 24-year-old archer, comes from West Bengal. Atanu is a promising budding talent, who started archery at the age of 14. He moved to Tata Archery Academy in 2008, where he was trained under the coach Lim Chae Wong. Making his first appearance in a mega event, Atanu is currently employed in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Kolkata.
He made his international debut in 2008. Das edged out the experienced former Olympian duo of Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia to qualify for his maiden Olympic Games. Having made the World Cup stage three semis at the Antalya, Das had a bonus points of 1.5 and he qualified behind Talukdar (659) and Champia (649).
He is the lone Indian representative in the men’s category at the Rio Games.