Hamirpur village celebrates Vijay Kumar's silver at Asian Games

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hamirpur
  • Updated: Sep 27, 2014 20:59 IST

There was mass cheering in Harsaur village here for Subedar Vijay Kumar who was a part of the team that won the silver in the 25 metres centre fire pistol competition at the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Residents congratulated the parents of Vijay Kumar who had earlier won the silver medal in the last Olympics.

Kumar's family burst crackers and distributed sweets among those who visited their house in Harsaur village of the district on Saturday.

They were optimistic that Kumar would continue to perform well in international shooting contests.
Kumar's father Subedar Banku Ram Sharma said he was hopeful that his son would win many medal in the Asian Games.

Kumar will concentrate on the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, his father said and added that he was in the race to win the gold medal in the 25 metres centre fire pistol event.

Political leaders and other sports organisations also sent congratulatory messages to Vijay Kumar and his family.

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