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Archer Jayanta Talukdar admitted to hospital after testing Covid positive

Top Indian archer Jayanta Talukdar has been admitted to a hospital in Guwahati after testing positive for Covid-19.

Talukdar, who was part of the bronze medal-winning team at the 2006 Doha and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, is being treated in the ICU for low oxygen levels.

Talukdar, who represented the country at the 2012 London Olympics, was among eight shortlisted archers who competed in the trials to select the archery team for the Tokyo Olympics in March.But he failed to make the cut.

An Arjuna Awardee, the 35-year-old Talukdar was a gold medallist at the 2006 World Cup in Merida, Mexico and a silver medallist in the men’s team World Championships in 2005 in Madrid, Spain.

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