Rajyavardhan S. RATHORE

India IND

Shooting

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Athens 2004
  • Year of Birth
    1970
Olympic Results

Biography

Rajyavardhan S. RATHORE

Army man, sports minister, member of parliament - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore became the first Indian post-independence to win an individual silver at the Olympics when he stood on the podium for the men's double trap shooting at Athens 2004.

Born in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, to a teacher and an army father, Rathore grew up with the values of national service.

“I have always lived with a cause. In the army, it was the existence of the sanctity of the nation and the men I was commanding, and in sports, it was the pride of my country, while in politics, it is the rights of citizens I am fighting for,” he said.

Rajyavardhan Rathore dabbled in many sports and was particularly passionate about cricket, even earning himself a spot in the Madhya Pradesh Ranji Trophy team. However, his mother’s dissuasion and another selection in the prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA) meant that he had to pass the opportunity.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Beijing 2008

#15
Double Trap
Double Trap Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Athens 2004

S
Double Trap
Double Trap Shooting