75 years of independence, 75 iconic moments from Indian sports activities: No 12- Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore wins silver on the 2004 Athens Olympics

Published:Mar 9, 202409:22
75 years of independence, 75 iconic moments from Indian sports activities: No 12- Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore wins silver on the 2004 Athens Olympics

India will full 75 years of Independence this yr. Here's a collection acknowledging 75 nice sporting achievements by Indian athletes. Sportstar will current one iconic sporting achievement every day, main as much as August 15, 2022.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore wins silver in double lure on the 2004 Athens Video games

It was the day that witnessed Main Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore offering the silver lining for Indian sports activities. Sure, that was his rank within the military then, earlier than he went on to grow to be a colonel after which the sports activities minister of the nation. 

In contrast to the opposite shotgun occasions, the double lure was a one-day competitors with three rounds of fifty, adopted by the ultimate 50 within the afternoon.

READ: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on his 2004 Athens Olympics bronze medal: Within the zone

Rathore began the day with 46, the second-best whole within the spherical. Nevertheless, within the second spherical, the windy situations teased him and he slipped to a 43, and the sixth place.

Within the third spherical, Rathore shot 46, the third-best rating in that spherical, in a small area of 25. Rathore had made the reduce, with 135.

Rathore had prevented the shoot-off for the final spot which was contested by 5, together with the long run Olympic champion Fehaid Aldeehani.

The race for the gold had seemed performed even earlier than the ultimate, as Shaikh Ahmed Almaktoum of the UAE led the sector with 144, following three rounds of 48.

Rathore was flawless as he went by the primary 30 with one miss when he loved a four-point lead for the second place. Almaktoum didn't miss one within the first 35, and sealed the gold after the fortieth shot, with an unbeatable lead. Finally, he had the gold with a 10-point margin.


India's Rajyavardhan Rathore shows his nation's flag as he stands on the rostrum after the lads's double lure finals August 17, 2004, in Athens on the 2004 Summer time Olympics.   -  AP


Rathore shot the final two pairs to seize the silver, one level forward of Wang Zheng, and two forward of Hu Binyuan and Hakan Dahlby. After his final shot, Rathore punched the air in celebration.

Raja Randhir Singh, the six-time Olympian and Asian Video games lure gold medallist, gave away the medals. “I knew that he would do it. He was sensible,” stated Randhir.

“I'm not specifically completely satisfied that I've received the silver medal. I'm completely satisfied that folks will now imagine that we are able to win silver medals in Olympic Video games,” stated Rathore, fairly composed.

(Learn the complete article revealed in Sportstar on August 23, 2020)

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