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'I am not entirely satisfied, but winning silver is also special'

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bhaskar bhattacharya
What a Hero!!!!
by bhaskar bhattacharya on Aug 09, 2012 11:57 AM  | Hide replies

Vijay Kumar joined the Army as an enlisted man where he was provided state of the art training facilities which enabled him to develop & hone his skills which led to his medals. The point is he joined as a regular soilder and not on "sport quota", so he was given a special chance by the army and now, after winning "ONE" medal he is crying out to be an officer (or else he will join Sports Authority of India!!!!)...How does winning a gold medal in Shooting at Olympics make him a suitable candidate to lead men in combat???? Medal or No Medal he owes it to the Indian Army. Finally, can he garuntee he will get a medal in the next Olympics too and if not will he give in writing that he will be demoted back to his current rank if he fails to do so?

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Mike Teflon
Re: What a Hero!!!!
by Mike Teflon on Aug 09, 2012 11:58 PM
That's an INCORRECT observation.. Performing sportsmen (or even individuals of any profession) expect encouragement and recognition for their efforts (and with it financial n gains as well)..

Prior to his Olympics medal, he won many a medal in Asiad and CG.. It was imperative that his accomplishments were taken note of and suitable rewards had followed..

It is unfortunate that he had to yell out for the same all by himself as people never cared to recognize talent.. How does one sustain without money? and how can one lead a better life without a rise in income?

Anyone who wins a medal (be it a bronze) for INDIA at Olympics is a hero and should be given his/her due.. Let's not ridicule a genuine appeal..

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vaidyanathan iyer
Please keep up the fire burning
by vaidyanathan iyer on Aug 09, 2012 09:54 AM

Congrats Vijay Kumar. We aqre proud of you. Please keep up this single minded focus and do not get corrupted by the fat-cow mentality. You do that and work hard and success will follow you. Your performance will hopefully inspire many others.

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Most Succesful Olympians
by Demons on Aug 09, 2012 08:42 AM

1.Deutche speaking Domains where German is their Official Language;

Germany - 1616
Ausria - 287
Hungary - 466
Switz - 299

Total - 2675 Medals

2. USA - 2329 253 - 2582 Medals

3. USSR - 1010 Medals

That's how it is,

The Germans are the Greates Atheletes ever.

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Face Dude
Congrats Vijay
by Face Dude on Aug 08, 2012 09:51 AM  | Hide replies

But if you have done your last round little better you could have given the gold medalist a big run for money.

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by Demons on Aug 08, 2012 08:20 AM


"This Guy"!




People use such " " to address this!!

I wonder they even knew meanings or
they are returned from US,

where all faces are dudes & dudettes


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sanjay sharma
by sanjay sharma on Aug 08, 2012 08:15 AM

proud of you

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biren maur
Pathetic Status
by biren maur on Aug 08, 2012 06:30 AM  | Hide replies

Shooting as a sports in india is a costly affair. First its difficult to obtain licence for weapon, then no quality ranges except three or four, restriction to import arms & ammo unless one is renowned shot at naional level, qouta of annual 50 ammo. All this are hinderence for pursuing shooting & goverment should come forward so it can become game of masses.

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Re: Pathetic Status
by ashok on Aug 08, 2012 08:20 AM
eccentric ,

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Enjoy the sport to the fullest. Medals will follow.
by Ravi on Aug 08, 2012 04:29 AM  | Hide replies

This guy seems to have clear thinking.

Hope he stays away from indian media, politics of sports administration, remain focussed as he is now and represent India in global arena for many years in future.

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kumar kn
Re: Enjoy the sport to the fullest. Medals will follow.
by kumar kn on Aug 08, 2012 10:00 AM
Congrats Vijay.Please keep away from Media otherwise they will put words in your mouth and create an unnecessary controversy.Army has helped you so stay with them and next time go for Gold.

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antar jaal
Dude: Go for the GOLD next time !
by antar jaal on Aug 08, 2012 03:59 AM

You are still young ! Congrats !

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Great Job
by Patriot on Aug 08, 2012 03:23 AM

Wonderful job and congrats. You have made us all proud.

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