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katteri
08-17-2004, 01:35 PM
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Ace Indian shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore provided the silver lining to India's dismal showing at the Athens Olympics when he finished second in the final of the men's double-trap shooting event at the 28th Olympic Games in Athens on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old army major's score of 179 (135 in qualifying and 44 in the final round) gave him the silver medal, India first individual silver ever at the Olympics.

Rathore scored 44 out of 50 in the final round.

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates was a class apart from the rest of the competitors and took the gold medal, scoring 144 in the qualifying round and 45 out of 50 in the final round.

China's Wang Zheng won the bronze, scoring 178 (41/50)

Earlier, Ahmed Almaktoum topped the qualifying list with 144 points (an Olympic record) while Hakan Dahlby of Sweden and Zheng Wang of China were second and third respectively.

Rathore qualified for the final round after finishing fifth with a tally of 135 points (46, 43, 46) from three rounds in the preliminary stage.

The only other athletes to ever win individual medals for India at the Olympics are Khashba Jadhav, in the 1952 Helsinki Games, Leander Paes, at Atlanta in 1996, and Karnam Malleshwari, in Sydney 2000. All won bronze medals

krishng
08-17-2004, 01:46 PM
thats good news katz..lets c whether any other persons ll get some medals..

-Krishng.

ferny
08-17-2004, 01:49 PM
Woo Hoo okay now that we have silver, I want gold! Go India!!

Shy
08-17-2004, 01:59 PM
:clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance:
:clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance:

Super.. Lets go for gold :b:

Shy

ashokcsn_2000
08-17-2004, 02:49 PM
Wonderful. We are climbing the ladder this time.
It is not eough to be satisfied with this..
Go India Go.

Ashok :D :D :D

goodcomplanboy
08-17-2004, 03:27 PM
Three cheers to Rathore for winning the Silver Medal (apparently the first individual silver medal India has ever got in Olympics)

Lets all wish Karnam Malleswari to go for the Gold. Shes got a good chance, since all the strong competitors for her are not in her classification of weight this time.

Go India Go...

anainar
08-18-2004, 01:25 AM
Wow!! Great news!! That too the first news I am hearing after a 30 hour travel to the US!! We did expect some medal in shooting but from a different guy. Good show Rathore...

Cheers

vasan
08-18-2004, 01:59 AM
Ahhaaa.. Welcome back Anainar !!

Two more gold is on sight.. Mens Doubles Tennis, and Hockey.. !!

Go India !!

butterfly
08-18-2004, 02:25 AM
Thanks to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore & all his efforts we have silver...Now lets wait for some gold ...Lets hope for the Gold now !

katteri
08-18-2004, 10:47 AM
Welcome back Anainar...

cs19724
08-18-2004, 08:49 PM
வேதனை. வெட்கம். அவமானம். மக்கள்தொகை இவ்ளோ இருந்தும் நம்மால் இன்னும் ஒரு தங்கம் கூட வாங்க முடிய வில்லை என்பது மிகவும் வருந்ததக்க து. :cry: :cry:

Shy
08-18-2004, 09:03 PM
Wow!! Great news!! That too the first news I am hearing after a 30 hour travel to the US!! We did expect some medal in shooting but from a different guy. Good show Rathore...

Cheers

Welcome back ji :) 30 hrs :00: mm.. round the world sutheetu vantheengaloo.. :D just kidding...

Yes vasan... lets hope leander does something.. these guys are playing after their sandai ellaiyaa.. lets see how their chemistry works :d

shy

cs19724
08-18-2004, 09:22 PM
இந்த மாதிரி Hype create பண்ணுவதை நான் கடுமையாக எதிர்க்கிற ேன். :snooty:

anainar
08-18-2004, 10:01 PM
CS,

What hype? Who is creating? Is everything ok with you?

Leander/Mahesh pair are in Semis and that gurantees a bronze atleast. They beat the Federer/Fish duo in a thriller to for a tie with 5th seeded Zimbabwe players which was a cakewalk at 6-4, 6-4. Now they need to pump up a little bit and Gold will be ours.

Shy, yep, I hate those long flights, layovers, take offs and landings. Four flights in a span of 30 hours is no joke. I was almost sick this time when landing in Chicago.

Cheers

goodcomplanboy
08-19-2004, 12:52 AM
இந்த மாதிரி Hype create பண்ணுவதை நான் கடுமையாக எதிர்க்கிற ேன். :snooty:

CS never look at the half-empty glass, try to look at half-filled glass and try to make a totally filled glass. This is something to be appreciated and dont say this is an hype.

cs19724
08-19-2004, 09:56 PM
hockeyயில் இந்தியா வெளியேறி விட்டது. :(

RaasuKutty
08-19-2004, 10:32 PM
hockeyயில் இந்தியா வெளியேறி விட்டது.


felt very bad on seeing this news..

They lost gold medal in tennis also.. They r going to compete only for bronze...

cs19724
08-20-2004, 01:19 AM
அதை தான் நான் முன்னவே சொன்னென். Hype create பண்ணதிர்கள ெண்று. :evil: :evil:

goodcomplanboy
08-20-2004, 03:27 AM
yov CS ithukku peru hype ille, oru expectation thaan. :( what to do we lost gold chance both in hockey and tennis. Lets hope the paes-hesh pair to win bronze atleast.