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Vijay Kumar (sport shooter)

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Nationality  Indian
Role  Olympic athlete
Name  Vijay Kumar

Sport  Shooting
Country  India
Awards  Arjuna Award for Shooting
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Born  19 August 1985 (age 30) (1985-08-19) Harsour, Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh, India
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Olympic medals  Shooting at the 2012 Summer Olympics - Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol
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Subedar Major Vijay Kumar Sharma AVSM, SM (born 19 August 1985) is a sport shooter from India. He won the silver medal in the individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Kumar hails from Barsar village of Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh and is a serving Subedar Major (Warrant Officer Class I) in the Dogra Regiment (16th Battalion) Indian Army. Vijay Kumar is supported by the Olympic Gold Quest initiative. He has been posted at Indian Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) Mhow since 2003 where he is being coached by the Russian Pavel Smirnov.

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Early career (2006-2009)

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At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, he won two gold medals: the individual 25 meter rapid fire pistol competition and the pairs competition in the same event together with Pemba Tamang. The same year, he won a bronze medal in the Asian Games. In 2006, he was awarded the Arjuna award by the Indian government.

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In 2007, he finished second at the Asian Championship in 25 metre center-fire pistol. He also won a silver medal at the 2009 ISSF World Cup Beijing in rapid fire pistol, where he was defeated by 0.1 points.

Commonwealth and Olympic glory (2010-14)

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In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he won three gold medals and one silver. In 25 metre rapid fire pistol pairs, Gurpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar won the gold medal scoring 1162 points, setting a new Commonwealth games record. He won the 25 meter rapid fire pistol singles event and also teamed up with Harpreet Singh to win the 25-metre center fire pistol pairs event. In the 25-metre centre fire pistol singles, he finished second winning a silver, losing out to fellow Indian Harpreet Singh.

Kumar won the Silver Medal in the 25 m rapid fire pistol event at 2012 London Olympics. He finished with an average score of 9.767 and had a score of 293 with 7 inner 10s in the first stage. Vijay's silver was the second medal for India at London 2012. Earlier Kumar failed to qualify for the men's 10 m air pistol finals after finishing 31st on 28 July 2012.

Kumar was chosen to be the Indian flagbearer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Indian trio of Vijay Kumar, Pemba Tamang and Gurpreet Singh won the silver medal in the 25m center fire event at the 2014 Asian Games, held at Incheon, South Korea. The team scored a total of 1740, two behind gold medalists China.

Awards and recognition

  • Arjuna Award (2007)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2012)
  • Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (2013)
  • Padma Shri (2013)
  • For winning the silver medal at 2012 London Olympics, 1 crore (US$160,000) cash award was awarded by the Government of Himachal Pradesh and 50 lakh (US$78,000) by the Government of Rajasthan.

    Hp state olympic games inauguration ceremony the great khali olympian vijay kumar


    Olympics vijay kumar wins india a silver medal in 25m rapid pistol shooting


    Olympics vijay kumar wins india a silver medal in 25m rapid pistol shooting


    References

    Vijay Kumar (sport shooter) Wikipedia


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