(born 1985) is a sport shooter
. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games
, he had won two gold medals, the individual 25 metre 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
despite actually finishing fourth because of a rule that prevented China from winning all three medals. The next year, 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 Keith Sanderson
by 0.1 points.
In 2007, Kumar received the Arjuna Award
In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, held in the capital of his home country, he won 3 gold medals and one silver.
Kumar hails from Harsour village of Hamirpur district
of Himachal Pradesh
and is presently serving as subedar in the Indian Army
2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
Giving a stupendous performance, Vijay Kumar won 3 gold medals and a silver medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games
. The list of events are as follows:Gold Medal(s)
1. Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol pairs
Gurpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar scored 1162 points in the 25m event setting a new Commonwealth games record on 7th October, 2010.
2. Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol singles
He scored 787.5(583 in qualifying and 204.5 in the final round) to ensure the rapid fire pistol gold for the Indian team on 8th October, 2010. These scores bettered the previous... Read More