Atanu DAS

India IND

Archery

  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Rio 2016
  • Year of Birth
    1992
Olympic Results

Biography

Atanu DAS

On a windy morning at Rio 2016, up against South Korean archer Lee Seung-Yun in the Round of 16, Atanu Das needed a 10 with his final shot of the fifth set to take the contest into a shoot-off. He managed a 9. The difference of mere millimetres marked the end of the Indian archer’s Olympics dream in his debut campaign. 

Conditions, luck or inexperience – the Kolkata archer could have chosen any as the underlying factors to justify his arrow narrowly missing the intended mark.

But Atanu Das attributed it to his own lack of mental strength – an aspect he has been working tirelessly to improve since then. 

“After my Rio experience, I learnt how important it is to have the right mind. Our sport is so much about being able to manage confidence, concentration and anxiety. The margin between medal and no medal is just so narrow,” he said.

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