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Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar set to tie knot with school teacher Priyanka Sharma

Olympic Silver Medallist Shooter Vijay Kumar Is All Set To Get Married To Priyanka Sharma, A School Teacher.

PTI | Updated on: 17 Jan 2017, 11:39:52 AM
Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar - File Photo

New Delhi:

Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar is all set to get married to Priyanka Sharma, a school teacher.

The two who have known each other since a year and will be getting married on January 22 in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, according to The 31-year-old, Vijay is also getting retired from the Indian Army on February 28.

He had joined the Army in 2001 and in 2003 was attached to the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) where he was groomed to emerge as one of the country's best pistol shooter who went on to win silver medal in the men's 25m Rapid Fire pistol event at the 2012 London Olympics.

Vijay had won three gold and one silver medal in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, two gold medals at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, one gold and one bronze in 2006 Doha Asian Games, two bronze medals at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and also has two World Cup silver medals to his name.

Vijay was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2013.

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First Published : 17 Jan 2017, 11:20:00 AM