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Sanjeev Rajput
India

  • Country: India
  • Sport: Shooting
  • Born: 1/5/1981
  • Hometown: Jagadhri, India
  • Career Highlights: Sanjeev Rajput is one of India's leading shooters in the rifle events. His first major success in the international arena was at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, held at Melbourne, where he won the bronze medal in the Men's 50m Rifle Prone. He followed this with an impressive performance at the Asian Games the following year, winning a silver medal. He participated in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in both, the 50m Prone and 50m 3-Position events. But he failed to make a mark and finished a disappointing 26th in both the events. The year 2010 was undoubtedly the best in Rajput’s career. He started off on a bright note winning two gold medals and one silver at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship held in New Delhi. The high point of his shooting career came at the 2010 World Cup at Sydney where he finished as the runner-up. He broke into the Top 10 ranking in the world after consistent showings in the World Cup. He also won a silver medal at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou in the 10m Air Rifle (Pairs) event. He booked his berth for the 2012 London Olympics after winning the gold at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea. Additionally, Rajput is a Master Chief Petty Officer - II of the Indian Navy. He is considered to be a medal hopeful for India based on his consistent performances in the past few years.
  • Previous Olympics: None
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