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August 17, 2004

Congratulate our champ!

Major Rajyavardhan S Rathore provided a silver lining to India's challenge at the Olympics by winning India's first ever individual silver at the Summer Games.

The only athletes to win individual medals for India at the Olympics thus far were wrestler Khashaba Jhadhav at the 1952 Helsinki Games, tennis player Leander Paes at Atlanta in 1996, and weightlifter Karnam Malleshwari at Sydney 2000. All won bronze medals.

Rathore, 34, earned a quota berth in the double trap event at the Olympics by finishing third in the World Championships in Nicosia, Cyprus, last year.

Just before the Olympics he won a gold at a Masters meet in the Czech Republic and before that another at the Asian Championships in Kuala Lumpur.

Join us in congratulating India's silver medal-winner.

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