Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

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:29 Jan,1970
:49 years, 7 months
:Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

About Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a Veteran Indian shooter and politician (union minister), who rose to fame after winning the Silver Medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.He is the first sportsperson to win an individual Silver for India since Norman Pritchard, who won two Silver Medals at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Rathore hails from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Career Highlights:
  • At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Rathore won a Gold Medal and set a new Commonwealth Games Record of 192 targets out of 200, which still stands. 
  • He also won the Team Gold Medal along with Moraad Ali Khan. Rathore, went on to successfully defend his Commonwealth Champion title by winning the Gold Medal at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.
  • He also won the Silver in the Team event with Vikram Bhatnagar. He won Gold Medals in two World Shooting Championships, at Sydney in 2004 and Cairo in 2006.
  • Rathore rose to prominence when he won the Silver Medal for India at the 2004 Athens Olympics in Double Trap.
  • In 2006, Rathore won a Bronze Medal in the World Championship in Spain, an event held for the top 12 shooters of the world. 
  • He won a Bronze at the World Championship in 2003 for India after a gap of nearly 40 years.
  • Rathore is accredited for winning the Asian Clay Target Gold Medal for four times in a row from 2003 to 2006. He also holds an Individual Bronze Medal which at the Asian Games 2006 in Doha.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Achievements

2005 - Padma Shri

2004-2005 - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (Highest Sporting Honour of India).

2003-2004 - Arjuna Award,Rathore is a recipient of the Padma Shri, a civilian award from the Government of India,Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), military award for exceptional service, presented by the President of India on behalf of the Government of India.Rathore was the chosen flag bearer for India during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.Rathore was the chosen flag bearer for India during the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia

1990 - the Sword Of Honour (For the Best All Round Officer Cadet at the Indian Military Academy).

1990 - the Sikh Regiment Gold Medal (For the Best Sportsmen at the Indian Military Academy).

1989 - the Blazer (Highest sports award at the National Defence Academy, Pune, India).

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