Vijay Kumar is a prominent Indian shooter who was born on 19th August 1985 in Himachal Pradesh. He predominantly participates in 25m rapid fire pistol events and has added many feathers in his cap till now.
A glimpse at some of his achievements:-
In the Commonwealth Games of the year 2006, he won 2 gold medals- one individually in 25-meter rapid fire pistol and other in a pair.
In the same year, he received the Arjuna Award for his dynamic performance in pistol shooting.
Vijay gave phenomenal performance at the ISSF World Cup2009 and 2011 in Rapid Fire Pistol Event, securing silver medal in each event.
Vijay bagged a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012 in 25 m rapid fire pistol.
In 2012, he received the highest sporting honor of India "Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award."
The government of India honored Vijay with Padma Shri Award in 2013 for his sincere efforts in shooting sports.