OLYMPICS: KNOW THE STAR

Subedar Major Vijay Kumar _Poster

Subedar Major Vijay Kumar AVSM, SM (born 19 August 1985) is a sport shooter from India. He won the silver medal in the individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Vijay Kumar is supported by the Olympic Gold Quest initiative.

 

Karnam Malleswari_PosterKarnam Malleswari won the bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics, becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. Her golden achievement paved the way to create enthusiasm for new generations and enthusiasm among women.

 

Vijender Singh Beniwal_PosterVijender Singh Beniwal also known as Vijender Singh  At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he defeated Carlos Góngora of Ecuador 9–4 in the quarterfinals which guaranteed him a bronze medal—the first ever Olympic medal for an Indian boxer.

Leander Adrian Paes_PosterLeander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who is considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time. He won a bronze medal for India in singles in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He competed in consecutive Olympic appearances from 1992 to 2012 making him the first Indian and only tennis player to compete at six #Olympic Games.

KNOW THE STAR_Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Lieutenant-Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a Veteran Indian shooter and union minister, who rose to fame after winning the Silver Medal in Men’s Double Trap at the 2004 Summer #Olympics in Athens. He is the first sportsperson to win an individual Silver for India since Norman Pritchard, who won two Silver Medals at the 1900 Paris Olympics.

KNOW THE STAR_Abhinav Singh Bindra

Abhinav Singh Bindra is an Indian shooter and is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. By winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games. It was also India’s first gold medal since 1980, when the Men’s Field Hockey Team won the gold

KNOW THE STAR_Norman Pritchard copy

Norman Pritchard was the first Indian-born athlete to participate in the #Olympic Games. He was also the first athlete from India and first athlete representing an Asian nation to win an Olympic medal He won two silver medals at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, coming second in the 200 metres and in the 200 metres hurdles

 

 

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