Shooter Vijay Kumar gets India its first silver____ Vijay Kumar the sport shooter of India has won the nerve-wracking battle with five other top marksmen to clinch the silver medal in the menís 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Olympic Games. Kumar beat back the challenge of world champion Alexei Klimov of Russia, Chinese duo of Ding Feng and Zhang Jian and German Christian Reitz in the 40-shot final to finish runner-up in a thrilling finale behind Cubaís Leuris Pupo who shot his way to the gold with a world record equalling score of 34. The 26-year-old Kumar hails from Harsour village of Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh and is presently a serving subedar in the Indian Army. Vijay Kumar is currently supported by the Olympic Gold Quest initiative found the target 30 times out of 40 attempts in the series comprising eight rounds of five shots each. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, he had won two gold medals. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he won 3 gold medals and one silver.