Vijay Kumar won silver medal in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the London Olympics. He qualified on the 4th position with a score of 585 and held his nerve to win the silver medal.
He had won the silver medal at the ISSF World Cup 2011 in USA and with that he sealed his maiden Olympic berth for London 2012.
He won an impressive 3 golds and 1 silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2010. This achievement was very impressive as he won a medal in all four pistol events he participated in. He then went on to win 2 bronze medals at the Asian Games 2010. Vijay has been consistently performing well at the International level and is a regular in world’s top 10 pistol shooters.
The Himachali lad arrived at the world stage when at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, he won the individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol competition as well as the pairs competition in the same event. The same year, he won a bronze medal in the Asian Games. The next year, he finished second at the Asian Championship in 25 metre center-fire pistol. His biggest victory came at the 2009 ISSF World Cup Beijing in rapid fire pistol, where he won silver medal and missed gold by 0.1 points. He also won 4 golds and 1 silver medal at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships held in February 2010. In 2007, Kumar received the Arjuna Award.
- Silver Medalist, 30th Olympic Games, London, 2012
- Silver (Team) – Asian Games, Incheon 2014
- Gold Medalist, 25m Standard Fire Pistol, Asian Championships, Kuwait, 2012
- Silver Medal, ISSF World Cup, Fort Benning, 2011
- 2 Bronze Medals, Asian Games, Guangzhou, 2010
- 3 Golds and 1 Silver, Commonwealth Games, Delhi, 2010
- 4 Golds and 1 Silver, Pistol Events, VIII Commonwealth Shooting Championships, New Delhi, 2010
- Silver Medallist, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, ISSF World Cup, Beijing, 2009
- Silver Medallist, 25m Center Fire Pistol, Asian Shooting Championships, Kuwait City, 2007
- Bronze Medallist, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, Asian Games, Doha, 2006
- Gold Medallist, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, Individual and Pairs Event, Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, 2006
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