Vijay Kumar wins silver medal for India

Vijay Kumar flying India’s flag high at the 2012 Olympics

Vijay Kumar won a silver medal for India in 25 m rapid fire pistol at the Royal Artillery Barracks here on Friday August 3.

26-year-old Vijay from Himachal Pradesh  was like a rock in the final in which the reigning world champion Alexei Klimov of Russia went without a medal despite shooting a world record 592 in qualification.

Vijay scaled Olympian heights with practicing for over two years as his army background inculcated strong discipline and nerves needed for the sport.

The results: Men: 25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Leuris Pupo (Cub) 34 (EWFR) 586; 2. Vijay Kumar 30 (585); 3. Ding Feng (Chn) 27 (588).


Doing India proud: Gagan Narang

Four days ago Gagan Narang shot for bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle event. The Hyderabad based marksman scored 598 points which got him the third spot, just a point behind the number one and two qualifiers ”“ World No. 1 Niccolo Campriani of Italy and Romania`s Moldoveanu Alin George who both came up with an Olympic-record equalling 599. Narang finished with a 10.3 and then a 10.7 to snatch a bronze medal away from China`s Wang Tao.

Here’s India’s schedule on Day 7


11 PM: Mixed doubles quarters: Leander Paes/Sania Mirza vs Max Mirnyi/Victoria Azarenka.


1.30 PM: Gagan Narang and Joydeep Karmakar”” 50m Rifle Prone final.

3 PM: Vijay Kumar”” 25m Rapid Fire Pistol qualifying round two.

7 PM: 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final.


2.50 PM: Gagan Ullalmath”” 1500m Swimming.


6.15 PM: India vs Germany.


02.15 AM (technically 4th August): Men’s Welter(69kg): Vikas Krishnan vs Errol Spence.


2.30 PM: Shot Put: Om Prakash

7.30 PM: (W) Triple Jump: Mayookha Johny:

11.40 PM: (W) Discus: Seema Antil

1 am: (W) Discus: Krishan Poonia

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