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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Biography & Latest News

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Biography

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Rathore's silver was India's best individual Olympic performance post Indian Independence. He is the first Indian to win an individual silver, after Norman Pritchard, a British origin born in India, who won two silver medals at the 1900 Paris Olympics. In the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, he won the Individual Gold Medal setting a new Commonwealth Games Record, 192 targets out of 200, which still stands. He also won the Team Gold Medal 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 has won Gold Medals in two World Cup Shooting Competitions. In 2006 he won the Bronze Medal in the World Cup Final in Spain. He also won a world Championship Bronze Medal in 2003 after a gap of nearly 40 years. Rajyavardhan is accredited for winning the Asian Clay Target Gold Medal for four times in a row, year 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He also holds an Individual Bronze Medal which he won in Doha, Asian Games 2006. He was bestowed with teh Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Arjuna award, owing to his impressive statistics.

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Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore suggests renaming Sports Authority of India
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore suggests renaming Sports Authority of India
Sports Minister, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, has hinted at a change in name for the Sports Authority of India.
Sports Minister Rajyvardhan Singh Rathore livid with archery coach who tried to 'hug' Britain's Women's Archery team member
Sports Minister Rajyvardhan Singh Rathore livid with archery coach who tried to 'hug' Britain's Women's Archery team member
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has laid out some strict rules to prevent such 'misbehaviour' cases.
Inadequacies in food, water found by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on surprise visit to Jaipur stadium
Inadequacies in food, water found by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on surprise visit to Jaipur stadium
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore found a lot of inadequacies upon a surprise inspection of the Vidyadhar Nagar Stadium, in Jaipur.
Ankur Mittal hopeful for 2018 Commonwealth Games medal
Ankur Mittal hopeful for 2018 Commonwealth Games medal
​Mittal looks to cap off an already brilliant 2017 with a medal at the World Cup Finals
Separating sports from politics - India's need for a new law
Separating sports from politics - India's need for a new law
A law is needed to prohibit people with political backgrounds from holding positions in sports federations.
Virat Kohli tweets to Sports Minister Rathore about Khelo India initiative, receives brilliant response 
Virat Kohli tweets to Sports Minister Rathore about Khelo India initiative, receives brilliant response 
The Khelo India scheme was announced on Thursday
Union Cabinet approves revamping of Khelo India Programme, Rs 5 lakh scholarships announced for athletes
Union Cabinet approves revamping of Khelo India Programme, Rs 5 lakh scholarships announced for athletes
The Khelo India scheme has been revamped, which is bound to transform the sporting landscape of India.
Full list of 152 athletes covered under TOP scheme announced
Full list of 152 athletes covered under TOP scheme announced
109 names have been added to this list earlier this month.
Sports Ministry adds 107 athletes to TOP Scheme for Asian Games, CWG and 2020 Olympics
Sports Ministry adds 107 athletes to TOP Scheme for Asian Games, CWG and 2020 Olympics
This comes one day after a monthly allowance of Rs 50000 was announced by Rathore for elite athletes.
National-level shooters forced to pay NRAI for mere authority letter
National-level shooters forced to pay NRAI for mere authority letter
Shooters have been made to pay Rs 300 + 18% GST for a simple letter.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore announces monthly stipend of Rs 50,000 for elite athletes
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore announces monthly stipend of Rs 50,000 for elite athletes
152 athletes will be covered under the scheme.
The Indian Sports Ministry: From Mani Shankar Aiyar to Rajyavardhan Rathore
The Indian Sports Ministry: From Mani Shankar Aiyar to Rajyavardhan Rathore
From the Asian Games bid debacle in 2007 by MS Aiyar, to a true-blue-Indian sporting Icon heading this important ministry.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore comes to aid of 15-year-old prodigy Nisar Ahmed
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore comes to aid of 15-year-old prodigy Nisar Ahmed
Rathore made it a first order priority to come to the financial aid of the printer.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore asks SAI officials to leave administrator mentality after surprise visit
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore asks SAI officials to leave administrator mentality after surprise visit
The minister checked each and every room at the JLN stadium in the inspection.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore conducts surprise check of SAI office, Twitter hails step
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore conducts surprise check of SAI office, Twitter hails step
He had assumed office earlier this week on Monday.
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