Height: 5' 4"
Hometown: Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal
Age: 34 Years
|Profession||Shooter, Army Service|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 162 cm
in meters- 1.62 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 56 kg
in Pounds- 123 lbs
|Current team||Indian Shooting|
|Coach/Mentor||Garvaraj Rai (in Lucknow)|
|Records/Achievements (main ones)||• He won 3 medals in ISSF World Cup (2014) and was ranked no. 1 shooter in the world in 10-metre air pistol.
• He won a gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games scoring 194.1 points, a world record.
• He won a gold medal in 2014 Asian Games in 50m pistol category.
• On 24 October 2017, Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event gold at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.
• On 9 April 2018, he won a gold in men's 10m air pistol event and made a new Commonwealth Games record.
|Career Turning Point||In 2014, when he won 3 medals in ISSF World Cup (2014)|
|Awards||2020: Padma Shri
|Date of Birth||25 August 1987|
|Age (as of 2021)||34 Years|
|Birthplace||Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal|
|Hometown||Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal|
|College||Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore, Madhya Pradesh|
|Family||Father- Not Known (Served Indian Army, Died in 2006)
Mother- Not Known (Farmer)
Siblings- Jitu is 4th among 5 siblings
|Girls, Family & More|
|Wife/Spouse||Name Not Known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jitu Rai
- He used to do farming in his village before he joined Indian Army.
- His father died in the year 2006.
- He is currently serving Indian Army with the rank of Naib-Subedar in “11 Gorkha Rifles” regiment.
- He joined Indian Army in 2006. He got promoted from the rank of Sepoy to higher ranks because of his achievements in shooting.
- Due to dip in his performance in 2010, he was sent back to unit from AMU, Mhow (Indore) where he was getting trained. But later he joined the training again after some good performances.