Subedar Vijay Kumar, who won the silver medal for India in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol, said that he will return to the Indian Army only if he is promoted and received a position that matched the offer made by the Sports Ministry. Vijay Kumar made this statement after returning home to a rousing welcome.
‘I had done the country proud by winning at major events in 2006, Delhi 2010 (Commonwealth Games) and London 2012 and was expecting promotion and decorations. As sportspersons we also have expectations,’ Kumar said. He also stated that the Sports Minister has said that he could be given a job in the Sports Authority of India after his victory.
‘In 2010 despite my best performance I never got any promotion but I remained focused and worked hard for the Olympics,’ he said.