Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Profile

  • Name:
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
  • Born:
  • January 29, 1970
  • Awards:
    • 2003-2004 - Arjuna award
    • 2004-2005 - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (highest sporting honour of India)

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Biography

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the Men’s Double Trap category. He is the first Indian after Norman Pritchard to win individual silver medal. He was born on 29th January 1970 in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.


He finished fifth in the qualification round with 135 points in the 2004 Athens Olympics and the gold medal winner Ahmed Al Maktoum got 144. In that series, Hakan Dahlby got 138, Wang Zheng got 137 got second and third place and Waldemar Schanz got 135 at par with Rathore. Rathore got 46, 43 and 46 in the three rounds respectively.


In the final match, Rathore got 44 points and Almaktoum got 45 points. This gave him the silver medal in the game. He had won 25 international medals in the competition of Doubletrap Shooting. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics Rathore could not reach the finals of the Men’s Double Trap event and could only get 15th place in the qualification round.


He got Gold Medal in the 2006 Melbourne in Double Trap category and Silver Medal in the 2006 Melbourne Double Trap Pairs in the Commonwealth Games. He also scored Bronze Medal in the 2006 Doha Double Trap category and Silver Medal in the 2006 Doha Double Trap Teams in the Asian Games.


At present Rathore is serving as a Colonel in the Indian Army. He studied at National Defense Academy at Khadakwasla Pune. He got Arjuna Award in 2003-2004 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2004-2005 from the Government of India. He received one of the highest civilian awards of India Padma Shri.


On behalf of the Indian Government, President of India presented him Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the military award for exceptional service. He was chosen as the flag bearer of India in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. 

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Updated: December 25, 2012


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