Win­ning an Olympic medal is the proud­est mo­ment

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2004 Athens Olympics sil­ver medal­list Ilot took up shoot­ing rather late in life, at age 2■, when a

of sportsper­sons had ac­tu­ally ended their sports ca­reers. Guns have al­ways been a part of my life as a sol­dier and it was in the In­dian Army that I got a chance to take up shoot­ing as a sport. Like in the Army, be­ing a shooter gave me a chance to serve my na­tion, and that is the best thing that the sport has given me. Win­ning an Olympic medal is the proud­est mo­ment for any sportsper­son, and for me, the pride was that I could do this for my coun­try — bring the first ever in­di­vid­ual sil­ver medal for In­dia in Olympics.

I remember Sport­star very fondly. It is one of the most pres­ti­gious sports mag­a­zines in the coun­try and as an ath­lete it was al­ways a hon­our to be fea­tured in it. I credit them for con­stantly cov­er­ing emerg­ing ath­letes and sport dis­ci­plines that are not al­ways in the lime­light. That is a sign of a pub­li­ca­tion which is com­mit­ted to giv­ing a 360 de­gree view of sports news in the coun­try.

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