Vijay Kumar earned Quota Place for the 2012 London Olympics
Sports Current Affairs 2011. Vijay Kumar became the seventh Indian shooter to earn a quota place for the 2012 London Olympics
Vijay Kumar became the seventh Indian shooter to earn a quota place for the 2012 London Olympics. The 26-year-old Army shooter won a silver medal in 25m rapid-fire pistol event in the ongoing ISSF World Cup at Fort Benning, USA on 21 May 2011. In the qualification round, Vijay was placed fourth with a score of 584/600.
After eight rounds of finals, he was tied-first with 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Reitz Christian (Germany) with a score of 29. In the final shoot off, Vijay had to settle for second place after hitting one out of four targets.
This is the second world cup medal for the Arjuna award winning shooter, Vijay Kumar. Earlier he had won a silver medal in the ISSF World Cup in 2009.
The other Indian shooters who have qualified for the quadrennial Games so far are: Ronjan Sodhi, Gagan Narang, Hari Om Singh, Sanjeev Rajput, Annu Raj Singh and Rahi Sarnobat.