CM greets Talukdar

Jayanta Talukdar
Guwahati, July 10 : Chief minister Tarun Gogoi today congratulated archer Jayanta Talukdar for booking a berth in the Indian contingent for the London Olympics next year.
Gogoi, who is also the president of Assam Olympic Association, today called up Talukdar, who is participating in the World Archery Championship at Turin in Italy, to wish him success in London.
The Jamshedpur-based Tata Archery Academy player Talukdar, who represents Jharkhand at the national level, has become the second sportsperson from Assam after two-time Olympian Deepankar Bhattacharjee to qualify for the Olympics.
Talukdar, who was seeded fifth in the elimination round of the event, began his campaign on Friday from the third round match against 28th ranked Antti Tekoniemi of Finland and won by six points to four.
Talukdar is one of the eight individuals to win a place in the men’s section.
Earlier, the Indian women’s team — Deepika Kumari, Chekrovolu Swuro and Laishram Bombayla Devi — also earned India three berths.
Talukdar, however, missed the title, going down to 44th ranked Jeff Henckels of Luxembourg 5-6.