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Sanjeev Rajput


Sanjeev Rajput is an Indian shooter and a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna award. Though not as famous as his compatriots, he is still regarded as an excellent prospect for a medal for India. He won three Gold and a Silver medals at SAF Games, Islamabad, 2004. He also won the 50m Free Rifle three-position and the 10m Air Rifle Champion of Champions events. In 2005, he was part of the team took home a gold in Common Wealth Shooting Championship, Melbourne, for the 50m Rifle 3 position event. He won bronze medals in the 2006 Asian Games, Doha and in the 2006 Commonwealth Games for the Men's 50m Rifle Prone. He took part in 33rd National Games Guwahati from Services team and won three Gold and a Silver medals including individual Gold in 50m Rifle Prone and three position event. In year 2007, he won the Olympic berth by making a New National Record of 1170/1200 in ISSF World Cup Fort Benning, USA. In 2009, he won 4 Gold and 2 Silver from the SAG Shooting Championship, Dhaka. and a team Gold of Air rifle from Asian Air Gun Championship, Doha. He followed it up with a double Gold in 50m Rifle 3position event with the New Meet Record in Common Wealth Shooting Championship 2010. He also won Silver medals in ISSF World Cup Sydney, 2010 in 10m Air Rifle and 10m Air rifle event in Asian Games Guangzhou, China. In 2011, he won gold medal in World Cup held in Changwon, Korea. which earned him a spot in the London Olympics. Presently Sanjeev Rajput is a Master Chief Petty Officer - II of Indian Navy.
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