Major Rathore returns to a hero's welcome

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
Aug 21, 2004 12:53 PM IST

Silver medallist Major RS Rathore was received by Sunil Dutt and top Army officials. In Hindi

Major Rajyavarhan Singh Rathore, India's sole medal winner at the Athens Olympics, returned to a hero's welcome on Saturday.

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The 34-year-old armyman, who won the country's first ever silver medal in the double trap shooting event, was received at the Indira Gandhi International airport by the Union Sports Minister Sunil Dutt and top army officials.

"I am feeling great because the country is very proud of my achievements," Rathore told reporters.

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