Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

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Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (born January 29, 1970 in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan) is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is the first Indian to win an individual silver, after Norman Pritchard who won two silver medals at the 1900 Paris Olympics.

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In the 2004 Athens Olympics Rathore finished fifth in the qualification round with 135 points, behind eventual gold medal winner Ahmed Al Maktoum's 144. HÃ¥kan Dahlby (138) and Wang Zheng (137) were placed second and third while Waldemar Schanz's score of 135 was equal with Rathore. Rathore scored 46, 43 and 46 in each of rounds.

In the finals, Rathore scored 44, second best behind Almaktoum's 45 giving him he had won 25 International Medals in highly competitive competitions in his sport of Doubletrap Shooting.

Rathore failed to qualify for the finals of the Men's Double Trap event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, placing 15th in the qualification round.

He is a now a Colonel in the Indian Army. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla Pune (N.D.A)

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