Published On: Thu, Jul 26th, 2012

Rahul Bannerjee to lead Indian Archery attack at Olympics

Rahul Banerjee ArcherRahul Bannerjee would lead the Indian attack of Archery in London Games 2012. Rahul, a native of Kolkata wishes to win this medal for his country and his sister Dola Banerjee who is also an ace archer.

Banerjee started archery at the age of thirteen. His first International appearance was in Youth World Championship in 2004 & won silver in Team Events, which is the first ever world level medal for Indian Archery. He won several Gold medals at the World Cup Archery in 2008, 2009 & 2010 also won Individual Gold Medal in Asian Grand Prix in the year 2009&2010. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, he wonGold Medal in Men’s Individual recurve event and Bronze in Team event. He won Bronze in 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 in Team Event.

Hobbies

Listening to music, surfing, cricket, football.

Occupation

Student

Education

Tata Archery Academy, India

Language(s) spoken

Hindi, English

Club name

Tata Archery Academy, India

Coach

Dharmendra Tiwary (archery.org, 18 Jun 2012)

Handedness

Right (archery.org, 18 Jun 2012)

Other sports

His older sister, Dola, is a former world champion archer.

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