(Last Updated on : 01/02/2013)
Vijay Kumar is a renowned Indian sport shooter, who won two gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. At the event, he won gold for the individual 25 m rapid-fire pistol competition and the pairs' competition with Pemba Tamang in the same event. He won a bronze medal in the 2006 Asian Games, even though he became fourth in the competition. In 2007, at the Asian Championship, Vijay Kumar finished second in 25 m center fire pistol. At the 2009 ISSF World Cup Beijing, he won a silver medal in rapid fire pistol, after he was beaten by 0.1 points by Keith Sanderson. Kumar won 3 gold medals and one silver medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, held in Delhi
. For his great accomplishments in the field of sport shooting, he was bestowed with the Arjuna Award
in 5the year 2007. Vijay Kumar has the credit of winning 24 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 24 bronze in different national shooting events.
Vijay Kumar was born in the year 1985, in Harsour village, located in the district of Hamirpur
, Himachal Pradesh
. He is currently employed with the Indian Army and serves as a Subedar. His father Banku Ram is a former soldier. In the 2010 Asian Games, he won the bronze medal with 680.4. In the Common Wealth Games 2010, Vijay brought 2 gold medals in the 125m rapid fire pistol event. Vijay Kumar made a games record of 787.5 points. He was awarded the Padma Shri Award
in the year 2013 by the Government of India.
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