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Date of Birth 19-08-1985
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Vijay Kumar 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. Kumar hails from Barsar village of Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh and is presently a serving Subedar Major in the Dogra Regiment (16th Battalion) Indian Army. Vijay Kumar is currently supported by the Olympic Gold Quest initiative. He has been posted at Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) Mhow since 2003 where he is being coached by the Russian Pavel Smirnov.

He finished with an average score of 9.767. Kumar has a score of 293 with 7 inner 10s in the first stage. The second stage of qualification will take place on Friday. The first six shooters in the qualification will advance to the finals. 

Vijay Kumar had failed to qualify for the men`s 10m Air Pistol finals after finishing a lowly 31st on Saturday. He had won two gold medals at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and won a bronze medal in the Asian Games the same year. 

Commonwealth Games:-

Gold 2006 Melbourne Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Singles)

Gold 2006 Melbourne Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs)

Gold 2010 Delhi Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol pairs

Gold 2010 Delhi Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol singles

Gold 2010 Delhi Men's 25 metre centre fire pistol pairs

Silver 2010 Delhi Men's 25 metre centre fire pistol singles

Awards and Recognitions:-

 Arjuna Award, 2007

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2011-12.

For the Silver medal at 2012 London Olympics

1 crore (US$181,000) cash award by the Himachal Government.

50 lakh (US$90,500) cash award by the Rajasthan Government

3 Kgs of Gold by Shimoga Gold Palace

25 lakh (US$45,300) by Rifle Association of India.

Promotion from Subedar to Subedar Major by the Indian Army


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