May 11, 2021

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Indian archer Talukdar admitted to intensive care after testing positive for COVID-19


Former Olympian and World Cup gold medalist Jayanta Talukdar was being treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) for low oxygen a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19, his father said Ranjan Talukdar. “His oxygen level had started to drop to 92-mark so was transferred to the ICU yesterday. He is doing fine with an oxygen cylinder but the level is dropping by the time he is taken out,” Talukdar said. senior.

He was hospitalized at Kalapahar Covid Care Hospital on May 27, his father added.

The 35-year-old Tata Archery Academy product returned to his hometown about a month ago after failing to make the cut for the Indian Olympic team and eventually contracting the virus from his wife doctor.

“His wife was infected for the first time, but she has now recovered. Maybe from her Jayanta contracted the infection, ”Talukdar said.

He further said they lived in a faraway place and were doing well after taking the first COVID-19 vaccine.

The London 2012 Olympian had achieved his best career world ranking after winning back-to-back individual World Cup gold medals in the first leg (Porec) and second leg (Croatia) of the World Cup in 2006.

He also won an individual bronze medal at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games and was a key member of the Indian team with Rahul Banerjee, Tarundeep Rai and Mangal Singh Champia, who had become the world number one in the preparation for London Olympics.

Recipient of the Arjuna Award, Talukdar also won two team bronze medals at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha and 2010 in Guangzhou.