Atanu DAS

India IND

Archery

  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Rio 2016
  • Year of Birth
    1992
Olympic Results

Biography

Atanu DAS

Born in Baranagar, West Bengal, Atanu Das showed immense potential right from the time his father enrolled him in an archery club when he was a child.

With the support of his family and school, which allowed him to take time off for practice, Atanu Das shone in the younger division by winning the individual and team gold medals in the national sub-junior championships in 2007.

To hone his skills, Atanu Das joined the Tata Archery Academy in 2008 and, three years later, the young archer earned his first international medal – a silver at the world youth championship men’s team event in Poland.

Atanu continued putting in the hard work and kept collecting medals, especially in the team events. Four medals in the 2013 and 2014 World Cups catapulted him to the elite level. And with every passing year, Atanu Das grew stronger.

It wasn’t long before the Indian archer made his Olympic debut.

With India winning just one quota place in the men’s category for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the Archery Association of India chose to go ahead with trials to select the archer who would represent India at the Summer Games.

Pitted against experienced archers like Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia, a young and unfazed Atanu Das made the Olympic cut.

Having finished a respectable fifth in the ranking rounds in the men’s individual event at Rio 2016, Atanu Das reached the pre-quarterfinals on his debut but fell to Lee Seung-yun in a close contest.

Atanu Das kept working on taking his game to the next level. Along with Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav, he was part of a strong team in the men’s recurve category.

With them, Atanu Das sealed a quota place in the men’s recurve team event for the Tokyo Olympics with a silver-medal show at the 2019 world championships.

Before heading to Tokyo, Atanu Das bagged a gold and bronze at the 2021 World Cup in Guatemala City, raising India’s expectations at the Olympics.

At Tokyo 2020, Atanu Das ran hot and cold in the ranking round to finish 35th but managed to knock out London Olympics gold medallist Oh Jin Hyek on his way to the last 16.

The Indian archer then faced London 2012 runner-up Takaharu Furukawa in the pre-quarters and went down fighting in an intense five-setter.

Barring his Olympic run, Atanu Das’ performances over the years have made him a pillar in the Indian men’s archery team.

He is currently employed with Bharat Petroleum’s sports promotion board and is married to fellow Indian archer and Olympian Deepika Kumari.

Olympic Results

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Tokyo 2020

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Men's Individual
Men's Individual Archery
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Men's Team
Men's Team Archery
#6
Mixed Team
Mixed Team Archery
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Rio 2016

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Individual
Individual Archery

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