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Rajyavardhan Rathore returns to a hero's welcome

August 21, 2004 09:57 IST
Last Updated: August 21, 2004 21:06 IST

Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, India's sole medal winner at the Athens Olympics, returned to a hero's welcome in New Delhi on Saturday.

Click for bigger imageThe 34-year-old armyman, who won the country's first ever Olympic silver medal in the double trap shooting event, was received at the Indira Gandhi International Airport by the Union Sports Minister Sunil Dutt and top army officials.

"I am feeling great because the country is very proud of my achievements," Rathore told waiting reporters.

Rathore in order to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd, stood on top of his car and proudly displayed his medal.


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india should declare a national holiday during this month to let all indians mourn for winning just one olympic. just 1-2 days back when china ...

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Major Rathore has made all Indians proud by at including India's name in the Medal Tally. At least India can boast of producing one winner ...

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Congratulations Mr. Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore(India's sole medal winner at the Athens Olympics) for winning the country's first ever Olympic silver medal in the double ...

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Thanks s well s heartiest congratulations to Mr. Rathore for creating a ripple in the stagnant pond. But from the National Angle this is nothing ...

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Accept our heartiest congratulatons on your grand success. It is true that you made us (Indians) proud and brought India in the list of Olympic ...

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