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Have you met Major Rathore?

August 18, 2004

Major Rajyavardhan Rathore.

India's pride.

The man who honoured our country with its first individual silver medal at the Olympic Games.

A man unassuming enough to admit the pressure was frightening.

A man brave enough to fight past it and reach for the silver.

Many of you out there must have met Major Rathore. Shaken hands with the man. Studied with him. Worked with him. Interacted with him

Share your story with us. Tell us what you know about the man who gave India a reason to truly celebrate Athens 2004.

Photograph: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images

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Number of User Comments: 21

Sub: I am interested to meet.

Sirji Namashkar, First I conglat you for Medal. I am an Indian residing in BILASPUR (C.G.). I am interested to meet for joining the next ...

Posted by K.Nageshwar Rao

Sub: ...Eagles fly!!

Echo Squadron National Defence Academy,Khadakwasla. We call ourselves 'Eagles'.When everyone runs ...Eagles fly. Maj Rathor is an Eagle and I am proud to say that ...

Posted by shivendra gahlot


in india,we indians say,that we never knew mr rathore. but does the same crowd fail to recognise that the media is too lazy to wake ...

Posted by raani

Sub: rathore the great

It's a joy to hear the victory of an Indian at Athens may be the best part is that the media could not discover his ...

Posted by harikumar

Sub: Difference btn India and China

I am an Indian residing in China for past 3 yrs. Now when Olympics are going on ,i see the difference in these two countries. ...

Posted by Kishlay


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