Jitu Rai
Country India
Date of Birth 1987-08-26
Age 33 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 10m Air Pistol
Jitu Rai, 50m Pistol Men, Shooting
  • Group
    10th Aug, 5:30pm
    Rank: 12, Points: 554-9x
    NOT QUALIFIED
Jitu Rai, 10m Air Pistol Men, Shooting
  • Group
    6th Aug, 9:30pm
    Rank:6
    QUALIFIED
  • Group
    7th Aug, 12:00am
    Rank:8 Score:78.7 Finishes 8th
    LOST
  • LOST
    LOST

Achievements

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games:
      Gold medal(50 metre pistol event)
  • 2014 Asian Games:
      Gold Medal(50 m pistol category)
      Bronze Medal(men's 10 m air pistol team event
  • In July 2014-World's No.1(10 metre air pistol)&No.4(50 metre pistol)
  • CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 in Sports

    Arjuna Award for Shooting

 

Biography

 

His early life was spent in a village of Sankhuwa Sabha district of Nepal. He is the fourth brother among five siblings. Naib-Subedar in the 11 Gorkha Rifles in Lucknow my of Indian Army. Rai is an Indian citizen as he possesses an Indian passport. He also has a certificate of participation in the 2011 National Games where he represented Uttar Pradesh.


In 2014, at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, he won the silver medal in the 10 metre air pistol event. Following this, in Maribor, Rai won two medals; a silver in the 50 metre pistol event, and a gold in the 10 metre air pistol event. In the process, he won three medals in nine days at the World Cup[6] and also became the first person to have won two medals at a single world cup for India.Following his achievements, he was ranked number 1 in the world, in 10 metre air pistol and number 4, in 50 metre pistol, in July 2014.

 

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Rai created the Games record in the qualification round of the 50 metre pistol event, having scored 562 points.[8] He went on to win the gold medal in the event, scoring 194.1 points in the final, thus creating another Games record.

 

In the 2014 Asian Games held at Incheon in South Korea, Jitu won the gold medal in the 50 m pistol category.He also won a bronze in the men's 10 m air pistol team event.

 

In 2016, he won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan in the 10m Air Pistol event.