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Jitu Rai recieved cash award of Rs one crore from UP government

9:57 AM
Ace shooter Jitu Rai was on Saturday handed a cash award of Rs one crore by Uttar Pradesh government for winning a gold medal in the Incheon Asian Games.
Jitu Rai recieved cash award of Rs one crore from UP government
Jitu Rai recieved cash award of Rs one crore
from UP government
Jitu was felicitated by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav at a function. The Nepal-born marksman said he was happy to represent Uttar Pradesh and has set his sight on Rio Olympics in 2016.

"I have my sight set on Rio Olympics in 2016. I know that it is a difficult target but will continue to hone my skills and compete in tournaments to achieve that level," said Jitu.

"This is my promise. I sincerely appreciate and genuinely need the support from the state government, Army, from my regiment, the 11 Gorkha Rifles, from Olympic Gold Quest who have supported me throughout and the blessings of UP and all my countrymen without which no one can achieve," Naib Subedar Jitu added.

The ace shooter said that he was very happy that he represents UP as no other state has encouraged its sportsperson as the state.

He said that it was also the state where he came in as a young recruit and has been so well groomed to reach upto his current level of achievement.

Chief of Staff, Central Command, Lt Gen GS Shergill and Brigadier Commandant 11 GRRC A Asthana were also present during the felicitation ceremony of Jitu.

Born in Nepal, Jitu joined the Indian Army in 2006 as a soldier in the 11 Gorkha Rifles Regiment, whose training centre is located in Lucknow.

The ace shooter said that he was very happy that he represents UP as no other state has encouraged its sportsperson as the state.

Source: timesofindia

Indian Gorkha shooter Jitu Rai wins gold in Commonwealth Games

7:58 PM
Shooters Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh opened India's medal count Monday by clinching the men's 50-metre pistol gold and silver respectively in the finals of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here.
Indian Gorkha shooter Jitu Rai wins gold in Commonwealth Games
Indian Gorkha shooter Jitu Rai wins gold in
the Commonwealth Games
It was once again shooting that brought India more laurels as the duo bagged the country's 10th and 11th medals from the discipline at the 2014 Games. India are now placed fourth in the standings behind Australia, England and Scotland with a total of 24 medals -- 7 gold, 10 silver and 7 bronze.

Armyman Rai won the gold in style setting a Finals Games Record (FGR) collecting a total of 194.1 points. Earlier, Rai also broke the Commonwealth Games record in the qualifiers where he again topped, amassing 562 points, a sizeable 15 points ahead of Englishman Kristian Callaghan in second.

In the finals, the 26-year-old Rai, who hails from Lucknow, took off brilliantly with 29.7 points in the first round and kept his lead till the end.

With 187.2 points, Gurpal, who hails from Bathinda, came in second ahead of Australia's Daniel Repacholi, who clinched the bronze with 166.6 points. Repacholi had won the men's 10m air pistol gold last week.

Gurpal had finished sixth in the qualifiers with 538 points.

Source: timesofindia


 
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