Rajyavardhan Rathore appointed India's new sports minister
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Rajyavardhan Rathore appointed India's new sports minister

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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore gave India its first Olympic medal in shooting when he won a silver in the men's double trap event at the 2004 Athens Games. Rathore, who has been an inspiration for many shooters in the country, was on Sunday appointed the new sports minister in place of Vijay Goel, who has been made the minister of state for parliamentary affairs. Hailing Rathore’s appointment, Twitterati wished the shooting legend on his new innings.

Abhinav Bindra, who had bettered Rathore's Olympic feat with a first ever gold medal in 10m air rifle at Beijing Games, congratulated the minister.

"Delighted to see @Ra_THORe is the new sports minister. All the very very best!," Bindra wrote in his twitter handle.

Delighted to see @Ra_THORe is the new sports minister . All the very very best !

Many congratulations on the new role @Ra_THORe sir! All the very best!

First Olympion to be Sports Minister of India.Rajyavardhan singh Rathore.Congratulations @Ra_THORe .

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Meet India's new sports minister @Ra_THORe, an Olympic athlete and silver medalist! Congratulations! @IndianOlympians @worldolympians

Congratulations @Ra_THORe we are so grateful to have you ???? we know sport will further benefit from your strong leadership!! https://t.co/onhLeEbyJy

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