Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Rathore strikes silver

Proud moments for all Indians and truely the armed forces once again keeping the flag flying high.


Union Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday congratulated double trap shooter Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on becoming the first Indian to win a silver medal in an individual event at the Olympics.
"You have done the armed forces proud and brought honour to India by your performance par excellence," Mukherjee said in a release in Delhi today.
Rathore, who served the army in the Kargil War, won the silver in double trap shooting with a score of 179 to bring India's first medal at the ongoing Athens Olympics Games.


1 comment:

Selva said...

I remember reading an article few days back in Times of India saying the army's attempt for an olympics misfired and no hopes.


This result will atleast silence those pessimistic crowd. I just see this as a "begining" for India's achievements in sports. Instead of paying so much attention to cricket, if our people turn atleats 5% of their interest to other sports events, we could produce much better results than today.

I Wish Indian Hockey team / tennis pair will secure some more in Athens!