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Rs 21 lakh and a house for Rathore

August 18, 2004 12:30 IST
Last Updated: August 18, 2004 15:57 IST

The Rajasthan Government on Wednesday announced a cash prize of Rs 11 lakh and a housing board flat for ace shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for winning India's first ever individual silver medal in Olympics.

The Jaisalmer-born Rathore bagged the silver in the double trap event at the 28th Olympic Games at Athens on Tuesday with a score of 179 points.

Rathore would be presented a Middle Income Group flat costing Rs 8.80 lakh in the state capital for his historic feat, official sources in Jaipur said on Wednesday.

Rathore will also be rewarded with Rs 10 lakh by Samsung, the official sponsors of the Indian contingent at the Games, a media release said.

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Sub: tat'it

Surprised tis is wat a world cham gets who did so much pride to India. Our cricket playes get heaps for loosing all the time ...

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Sub: well deserved

well, dont just forget him after that. let him inspire a thousand athletes. at least.

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Dear Sirs, It was told that poverty in China is such that people eat rat and snakes. There is no use, blaming our political leadership, ...

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