Jaipur: It had not been easy for Sanganer boy Rajat Chauhan to finally taste the fruit of success in life. His parents had to suffer through many difficulties. His father sold his car and her mother had to mortgage her jewelry to arrange for money.
But their long struggle didn’t go in vein as Rajat won the silver medal at the final shutdown of Men’s Compound Archery battle with South Korea at the Asian Games 2018 on Tuesday. The Indian men’s compound archery team consisted of Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini, and Abhishek Verma. The team narrowly lost to Korea in a dramatic final match for Gold and settled for Silver.
Though Rajat’ family members were praying for a Gold, they were overjoyed. Rajat has made them as well as the entire city proud.
Family members of Rajat Chauhan celebrating.
Rajat Chauhan started archery at the age of sixteen and became the star archer of Rajasthan.
Rajat's mother Nirmala said that she was really proud of her son. The team played well and will surely get gold the next time. By winning the silver medal for the country in the Asian Games the team has made India proud.
During the match, all of Rajat relatives and neighbors gathered at Rajat’s house in Sanganer and watched the match together. They prayed for the team’s win.
Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot congratulated Indian team on Twitter for grabbing Silver medal. He tweeted, ‘Congrats Indian team for winning Silver medal in Compound Men's Team Archery event’.
Cheif Minister Vasundhara Raje also tweeted, 'Congratulations to the Men's Compound Archery team on winning Silver in the men’s team event at AsianGames2018. Rajasthan is proud of our very own Rajat Chauhan on his team's spectacular win! Keep it up!'
The family members of Rajat Chauhan are planning a big welcome event for Rajat on his arrival to Jaipur.
First published: August 28, 2018