Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Yamunānagar, Haryana, India
Sanjeev Rajput is an Arjuna Awardee Indian shooter. Rajput was born on 5 January 1981 in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. He went to SD Public School Jagadhri, Haryana. At the age of 18 he joined the Indian Navy as a sailor. He won 3 Gold and a Silver medal at SAF Games, Islamabad, 2004. At the national Championship Oct, 2004 Sanjeev Rajput proves to be a new find by winning back to back finals with two different weapons on the final day of the National Championship at Reoti Ranges, Indore. He won the 50m Free Rifle three-position and the 10m Air Rifle Champion of Champions events. He won a Team Gold in Commonwealth Shooting Championship, Melbourne in March, 2005 in 50m Rifle 3 position event. He won the bronze medal in the Men's 50m Rifle Prone at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He won a bronze medal in the 2006 Asian Games, Doha. He took part in 33rd National Games Guwahati from Services team and won 03 Gold and 01 Silver medal including individual Gold in 50m Rifle Prone and 3position event.
In July 2009, he won 04 Gold and 02 Silver from the SAG Shooting Championship, Dhaka. and a team Gold of Air rifle from Asian Air Gun Championship, Doha in December 2009. In 2010 he won a double Gold in 50m Rifle 3position event with the New Meet Record in Common Wealth Shooting Championship, Delhi and also a Silver in 10m Air rifle event. He won a silver medal in ISSF World Cup Sydney, 2010 in 10m Air Rifle. He finished 5th in 10m Air Rifle in ISSF World Cup Final in Oct 2010 in Munich, Germany. He also won a team silver in 10m Air rifle event in Asian Games Guangzhou, China. He was also Conferred with Arjuna Award in Aug 2010 and is also adjudged the Services Best Sports Person for the year 2009-2010 and was awarded the Trophy.