Vijay Kumar: Profile 2012 London Olympics (Shooting)
Zeenews logo
        English        
Follwo us on: Facebook Follwo us on: Twiter RSS Mail to us
Thursday, August 07, 2014 
Search
Follwo us on: Facebook Follwo us on: Twiter RSS Mail to us Mail to us Mail to us
  • Gymnastics Artistic
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Shooting
  • Boxing
  • Baseball
  • Fencing
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Judo
  • Wrestling
  • Weightlifting
  • Volleyball
  • Rowing

Vijay Kumar: Profile 2012 London Olympics (Shooting)

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 12:07
   Comments 15  




Vijay Kumar: Profile 2012 London Olympics (Shooting)Full Name: Vijay Kumar

Born: 1985 (age 27)

Sports: Shooting

Event: 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

As top Indian athletes continued to disappoint India at the 2012 London Olympics, an unheralded Vijay Kumar, with huge determination made an immediate impact as he bagged a silver medal in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol on the seventh day.

Vijay Kumar who was born in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh, won a medal on a day when one of India’s top medal hopeful Saina Nehwal crashed out of the prestigious games as she was defeated by top-seeded Wang Yihan of China.

The unsung hero Kumar rose to the occasion and gave India its second medal at the London Olympics.

The 25-year old has no dearth of experience in playing big games and winning medals.

Son of a retired Subedar, Vijay is grateful to the Indian army who has given him the opportunity and a Russian coach Pavel Smirnov for polishing his raw talent.

In May last year, he became one of the 11 shooters from India to book a place at the London Olympics when he won a silver medal at the shooting World Cup in Fort Benning, USA.

He has more than 20 international medals and 75 national medals, but the latest one he has added to his CV is something which he will cherish throughout his life.

Kumar’s excellent performance at the 2010 Commonwealth Games

Vijay Kumar won 3 gold medals and a silver medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Here is a list of the events:

Gold Medal(s)

1. Men`s 25 metre rapid fire pistol pairs

2. Men`s 25 metre rapid fire pistol singles

3. Men`s 25 metre centre fire pistol pairs

Silver Medal(s)

1. Men`s 25 metre centre fire pistol singles

First Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 17:17

Comments

Mayank Sahoo - Anandapur
vijay you are great and god bless your hammer life we are proud of you ripit this next olompic
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
yamini thakur - shimla
congrats! vijay.....u make us feel to be a part of himachal .keep it up ...stay blessed.....................may always sucess runs after u...............!
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
rajesh prasad - bihar
i proud to be an indian
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
rajesh prasad - bihar
sir mai v bharat maa ke sewa karna cahata hoo. mujha app per ke app fouj ka naam roshan kiya.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
dhiren shah - mumbai,chembur
congratulations vijay kumar, we are proud of you.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
inder singh pathania - panchkula
Cogratulatios, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Every Himachali & every Indian is proud of you
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Madan Dogra - Melbourne- Australia
congrats buddy u are the best in the world!
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
ashwani gautam - kohlwin gahli Hamirpur
Congratulations vijay!not only each onefrom your vill harsourand its surrounding but every himachali is feeling that they have won the medal.you make us proud.last evening we were at your home to celebrate. wating you at home.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Pooja - Hamirpur
Dear Vijay many many Congratulation and I wish u all success in life.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Dr. Narender Singh Thakur - Nalagrah HP India
Dear Vijya many many Congratulations. You have brought accolade to India, Indian Army and Himachal Pradesh. Wish you all success in life
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Pages: 1 2     

Post your Comments

Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Most liked Comments



Other News
 
India at Olympics
London Olympics 2012 Hockey: Past players dismayed at India’s Olympic debacle
London Olympics 2012 Hockey: Past players dismayed at India’s Olympic debacle
India's medal hopefuls
Usain Bolt »
Bolt’s rise to fame was as quick as his 100m race
View Slideshow »
Great Olympians
  VIDEOS
FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung Bhutia discusses changing world of football -Part 2

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung Bhutia discusses changing world of football -Part 2

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung Bhutia discusses changing world of football
 
India tea strikes `gold` at London Olympics Village
India tea strikes `gold` at London Olympics Village
More Soft News »
Olympics Controversies
Outrage over sexualized footage of female athletes
Outrage over sexualized footage of female athletes
US TV network NBC has released a controversial video called Bodi ...
 
Olympics records
List of Olympic Records
 
 
 
 
Copyright © Zee Media Corporation Ltd . All rights reserved