Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

  • Voting for the first time, I'm confident, not nervous: Rathore April 17, 2014

    Shooter turned politician Rajyavardhan Rathore is contesting elections from Jaipur Rural on a BJP ticket. ...
  • Open Mike: Is the entry of sportsmen into elections a healthy sign? April 14, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from Jaipur (Rural) Lok Sabha constituency. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Jaipur (Rural), Rajasthan as part of 'Open Mike' series. She interviews Rathore and finds out the views of...
  • Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore leads thousands in 'Run for Unity' December 15, 2013

    Thousands of people led by Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday participated in the 'Run for Unity' marathon held in Jaipur, organised on the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. People including hundreds of children dressed in their jogging suits ran on a 2-km stretch from Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary December 11, 2013

    Ace shooter and Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will lead a marathon - 'Run for Unity' - in Jaipur on December 15, the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The marathon will be inaugurated by BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Vadodara. The marathon, which would be...
  • Rathore's son bags bronze, Manavjeet leads rich medal haul October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic silver-medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's teenaged son Manavaditya clinched a bronze as Indian shooters dished out an impressive performance by winning seven medals, including two gold, at the ongoing third Asian Shotgun Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event saw veteran trap shooter Manavjeet Singh Sandhu equalling the Asian record...
  • Entered 'hated profession' to serve sports: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: India's first individual Olympic silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says he has entered politics to change the perception about the "hated profession" by doing his bit for the nation. "Politics is the most hated profession but I still chose it. I had the opportunity to carry on with...
  • Olympic hero Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore joins BJP, takes VRS from Army September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace shooter and former Olympic Silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday joined the BJP after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Army. The 43-year-old Colonel entered politics, contending that "I must not back out when the nation is faced with a different kind of threat". He said that...
  • NRAI barred from attending IOA meeting August 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was barred from attending the General Body Meeting of the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) here on Sunday. The NRAI is fighting a legal battle in Delhi High Court which ruled the sporting body's elections held April 6 as null and void....
  • Rathore's son wins silver in junior trap event in Finland June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's teenager son Manavaditya Rathore won a silver medal in the Trap Event at the 5th Junior International Shotgun Competition being held at Orimatiila, Finland. Rathore Junior scored 110 out of possible 125 to clinch the second position in the event. Later, he teamed up...
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore a drug cheat or victim of vendetta? May 15, 2013

    The 2004 Olympics silver medalist failed a drug test a month before the Athens Games which was withheld from not just the public but the IOC too. ...
  • Dope shadow over Rajyavardhan Rathore's Olympic medal May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India's sporting icon, 2004 Athens Olympics silver medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has a dark secret, a secret that has been hidden for nine years. It is a secret that will shake the very foundations of Indian sport. Rathore, whose medal is universally accepted as the turning point in...
  • Rajyavardhan Singh takes on NRAI over electoral procedure March 6, 2013

    Olympics silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has come out to speak against the electoral procedure of National Rifle Association of India. ...
  • Rathore, Sodhi to lead Indian challenge in Shotgun World Cups February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Athens Olympics silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Ronjan Sodhi will spearhead Indian challenge at the ISSF Shotgun World Cups in Mexico and United Arab Emirates in March and April. The ISSF Shotgun World Cups will be held at the Mexican resort city of Acapulco from March 15-24...
  • Rathore wins gold at Asian shotgun meet November 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Olympic silver medallist, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore clinched the individual double trap gold medal and then equalled the world record in the team event at the Asian Shotgun Championship in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The world record though will not be recognised as it was shot in an Asian...
  • I have carried Indian sport to this day: Rathore September 3, 2008

    New Delhi: There was plenty to celebrate at the Beijing Olympics for India but there were some heart-breaks too. And none more so perhaps than Athens Games silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore failing to even make the final of his event. In his first interview since that disappointment; Rathore told CNN-IBN's...
  • Teary and shattered, Rathore hints at hanging his guns August 12, 2008

    Beijing: Failure reduced the battle-hardened army man to a vulnerable-looking emotional soul as Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, tears welling up in his eyes, said he is not sure if he would compete ever again. Shattered by his failure to make it to the final of the double trap event, the Athens Games...
  • Shooters Rathore, Jung crash out of Olympics August 12, 2008

    Beijing: Athens Olympics silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Monday crashed out of the Beijing Games after failing to qualify for the finals of the double trap shooting event. Rathore, seen as a strong medal contender for India, shot a series of 43,45,43,131 to finish 15th among 19 shooters. Struggling for form...
  • Rajyavardhan aims medal in Beijing Olympics December 25, 2007

    Jaipur: With his preparations on the right track, ace shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said he was confident of adding a second successive Olympic medal to his kitty in Beijing 2008. "My preparations are on. Whether I will win a gold or not cannot be said but I am confident and would...
  • Rathore to carry Military Games torch December 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist and Kargil war brave-heart Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore would grace the fourth Military World Games (MWG) as torch bearer. He will get the honour despite shot gun events not featuring in the list of disciplines when the extragavanza is held for the first time in Asia at...
  • Rathore not excited about Asiad December 2, 2006

    Having won nearly every major competition, ace Indian shooter Rajyavardhan Rathore is now gunning for gold at the Asian Games. Yet, Rathore isn't very excited. As CNN-IBN correspondent Digvijay Singh Deo found out, Rathore isn't very happy with how the Doha Asiad have been organised. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: To tell you...