Full Name Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Nick Name Chilly
Profession Army Major
Date of birth Jan 29, 1970
Place of birth Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Weight 176 pounds
 Height 6 feet
Education Post-graduate in Strategic Studies
Colleges attended 
  • National Defence Academy, Pune
  • Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun
  • Father : Colonel Laxman Singh Rathore
  • Mother : Manju Rathore
  • Sister: Ritu Chohan
  • Wife : Dr. Gayathri Rathore
  • Son: Manav Aditya
  • Daughter: Gauri
Coach  Russell Mark (Australian)
Interest in shooting After he joined the army and started shooting at the age of 28
Trained as a shooter Army Marksman Infantry School in Mhow.
Sports  Very good cricket player, volley ball player
Favourie food  Non – vegetarian
Favourite clothing Casual wear
Car Santro
Sponsors   Indian Army, National Rifle Association of India
Winning Score 179
Reward Rs 10 lakh for his historic feat by the official sponsors of the Indian contingent at the Games
Awards and  Honors
  • Silver medal in men’s double-trap shooting event at the 28th Olympic Games in Athens, 2004
  • World Cup, Sydney, 2004, Gold
  • Asian Shooting Championships, New Delhi, 2003: Gold
  • World Championship, NICOSI, 2003: Bronze
  •  World Cup, New Delhi, 2003: Bronze
  • Sword of Honour, 1994, for best cadet at IMA
  • He was a batch topper at the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun
  • Started shooting at the age of 28
  • Had been in the Kargil war 1999.
  • Graduated as Cadets Sergeant Major (CSM) of Echo Squadron, �77 Course in December 1989 and was known as a �leader with a mission�.
  • Was attached to the ninth Grenadiers
  • First Indian to win a silver medal in the Olympics
  • Out of 75 member Indian contingent for the Olympics he was the only one to win a silver medal
  • Has overcome a some  serous injuries, like a patella fracture and a prolapsed disc.
  • His family was not able to see his medal winning spectacle because of cable operators strike.
Motto Always be ahead
Quote “To win a medal in the Olympics is the dream of every sportsperson. I am glad that I could do it”

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