Vijay Kumar wins silver for India in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol in Olympics
Army sharp shooter Armyman Vijay Kumar Sharma wins silver medal in the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Olympic Games. The 26 year old Commonwealth Games champion fought a nerve-wracking battle with five other top marksmen for the medal. He found the target 30 times out of 40 attempts in the series comprising eight rounds of five shots each.
Kumar beat back the challenge of world champion Alexei Klimov of Russia, Chinese duo of Ding Feng and Zhang Jian and German Christian Reitz in the 40-shot final. Cuba's Leuris Pupo won the gold medal with a world record equalling score of 34. Kumar belongs to Himachal Pradesh and is an ex-armyman’s son. His success follows Gagan Narang’s bronze medal in 10m air rifle.