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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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Padma Shree awardee Kaur Singh struggling with heart disease, Sports Minister offers help
Padma Shree awardee Kaur Singh struggling with heart disease, Sports Minister offers help
Former boxer Kaur Singh was suffering from a heart disease but was unable to pay for treatment, so the Union Sports Minister promised aid.
Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan calls Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore 'most efficient', receives brilliant response
Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan calls Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore 'most efficient', receives brilliant response
Keshavan is set to take part in what will be his sixth Olympic Games.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore confident of producing '100 Usain Bolts' through 'Khelo India'
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore confident of producing '100 Usain Bolts' through 'Khelo India'
Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is confident that his new policies will improve Indian sports.
SAI to be renamed, 'authority' has no place in sports: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore
SAI to be renamed, 'authority' has no place in sports: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore
He also announced a host of changes for the betterment of sport in India.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore plans to have professionals monitor athletes in India
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore plans to have professionals monitor athletes in India
These changes could help propel Indian sports in the near future.
'The struggle is real': Swimmer Sajan Prakash asks Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for financial help
'The struggle is real': Swimmer Sajan Prakash asks Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for financial help
Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash tweeted to Rajyavardhan Rathore
Govt exempts IGST on import of sports goods, Sports Minister Rathore hails step
Govt exempts IGST on import of sports goods, Sports Minister Rathore hails step
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the GST Council for the decision.
World Boxing Championships medallist Gaurav Bidhuri pleads Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to end government apathy
World Boxing Championships medallist Gaurav Bidhuri pleads Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to end government apathy
Bidhuri is only the fourth Indian to win a bronze medal at the World Championships.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore promises support for Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore promises support for Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia
The minister made the statement in a tweet..
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore looks to cut 50% of SAI jobs 
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore looks to cut 50% of SAI jobs 
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has the vision to improve the sports infrastructure in India.
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.
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