India was really happy when the country won its first medal for this year’s London Olympics, but the Indians became more than happy when they got their second medal through the efforts of Vijay Kumar.
On Friday, Army marksman Vijay Kumar gave India its second medal from the Royal Artillery Barracks winning the silver in the men’s 25 metre rapid fire pistol event of the 2012 London Olympics. Though it was just a silver medal, it made India very happy and proud.
In other news, Leuris Pupo kept his cool to win Cuba’s first gold of the Olympics, leaving Vijay on the second place. Pupo scored 34 to edge out India’s Bijay Kumar, who took silver with 30. Nevertheless, he was more than happy.
Meanwhile, Ding Feng from China won bronze after being edged out by Kumar by only one point in the final elimination round which was held at the Royal Artillery Barracks last Friday. It was a tough game yet Vijay really fought until the end.
Furthermore, Elexie Klimov of Russia had set out a new world record of 592 during the qualifying round but he was not able to maintain his good performance and struggled in the final round after two low-scoring rounds early on, and eventually finished fourth after failing to make it into the final two medal rounds.
The first medal for India actually came from Gagan narang, India’s rifle shooter. He won bronze medal in the men’s 10 metre air rifle event last Monday. India is hoping for more gold from their athletes in the upcoming events.