KOLKATA, July 8 � Jayanta Talukdar earned an Olympic quota place from the men�s individual recurve event of the Archery World Championship at Turin, in Italy today, reports PTI.
Seeded fifth in the elimination round, Talukdar got a bye to reach round three where he beat 28th ranked Antti Tekoniemi (Finland) 6-4, thus booking a London 2012 berth.
Talukdar was one of the eight individuals to win a quota place in the men�s section, according to information received here.
The Indian women�s trio of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro have already earned three quota places, thus a total of four berths have already been confirmed for the archers.
However, Talukdar went down to 44th ranked Jeff Henckels of Luxembourg 5-6 in the next round to see his title hopes go in vain.
After sharing five sets, the match went into one-arrow tie-break in which Talukdar lost 9-10.