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Biography

RATHORE Rajyavardhan Singh

Nationality India Flag IND India
Birth Date 29/01/1970
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.82/5'11''
Weight (kg / lbs) 80/176
Events Inscribed   Shooting Men's Double Trap
Member of India Shooting Men's Double Trap Pairs
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's Double Trap

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
23 Mar
10:00
GCL
Shotgun Range
Men's Double Trap
Qualification M Double Trap
India Flag IND  - RATHORE Rajyavardhan Singh (3) 137 Completed
23 Mar
16:00
GCL
Shotgun Range
Men's Double Trap
Final M Double Trap
India Flag IND  - RATHORE Rajyavardhan Singh (2) 44 Completed

Place Of Birth Jaisalmer, India
Residence New Delhi, India
Marital Status Married
Occupation Athlete
Handedness Right
Master Eye Right
International Debut 2000
Influential Person Mother, Manju and wife, Gayatri
Recent Results World Cup (Belgrade, Belgium Jul-2005)
6th in the men's Double Trap (183 pts)

World Cup (Changwon, Korea Apr-2005)
5th in the men's Double Trap (172 pts)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Gold in the men's Double Trap pairs with Moraad Ali Khan (184 pts)
Gold in the men's Double Trap (191 pts)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
Silver in the Men's Double Trap (179 pts)
Other Rajyavardhan holds the Commonwealth Games record in the men's Double Trap (191 pts) set in Manchester 2002.

He enjoys music, hunting, golf, boxing, basketball and polo. Rathore holds a Bachelor of Arts from the National Defence Academy in Pune, Maharashtra plus a Masters in strategic studies from the National Defence Academy. He passed out with the Sword of Honour in 1994 as best cadet and served in the Kashmir Valley 1994-1996. He took to serious shooting only in 1998, when he was an instructor at the College of Combat, Mhow.

India's lone medallist at the Athens Olympics, Major Rathore or Chilli as he's called, hadn't even begun his event at the National Championships in Nov 2005 but a small group of fans was watching at the Tughlakabad shooting range in Delhi. His Olympic silver medal is contributing to shooting's popularity in India.

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