Former Olympic and World Cup gold medalist Jayanta Talukdar is being treated in the ICU for low oxygen levels a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19, his father, Ranjan Talukdar, said.
“His oxygen level had started to drop sharply to 92 marks, so he was transferred to the intensive care unit yesterday. He is doing well with an oxygen cylinder, but the level is falling the moment it is removed,” senior Talukdar told PTI .
On May 27, he was hospitalized at Kalapahar Kovid Hospital, his father added.
The 35-year-old Tata Archery Academy product had returned to his hometown about a month ago after failing to make the acronym for the Indian Olympic team and possibly contracted the virus from his wife, a doctor. infection, but it has already recovered. It is likely that Jayanta infected her with the infection, “said senior Talukdar.
He also said they lived in a remote place and were doing well after taking the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The London Olympian achieved his best number two ranking in his career in 2012, after winning individual gold medals at the World Cup in the first stage (Porec) and second stage (Croatia) at the 2006 World Cup.
He also won an individual bronze medal at the 2010 British Community Games in New Delhi and was a key member of the Indian side with Rahul Banerjee, Tarundiy Rai and Mangal Singh Champia, who became number one in the world in preparation for the London Olympics.
Awarded the Arjuna, Talukdar also won two bronze medals at the Asian Team Games in 2006 in Doha and 2010 in Guangzhou.