August 17, 2004


Rathore, originally uploaded by Lean Dude With An Attitude.

WOW...Finally a medal for India in the Athens olympics..I was just beginnin to lose hope:(
Ace Indian shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore provided the silver lining to India's dismal showing at the Athens Olympics when he finished second in the final of the men's double-trap shooting event at the 28th Olympic Games.

The 34-year-old army major's score of 179 (135 in qualifying and 44 in the final round) gave him the silver medal, India's first individual silver ever at the Olympics.. (thanx Meera:P)

The only other athletes to ever win individual medals for India at the Olympics are Khashba Jadhav, in the 1952 Helsinki Games, Leander Paes, at Atlanta in 1996, and Karnam Malleshwari, in Sydney 2000. All won bronze medals

Hmm...with the medals column slowly looking good...All I ever hope is for Hesh and Paes to come up with another medal..


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