“I have been getting phone calls from India. They say I turned out to be a dark horse. They want to know more about me. So, sometimes I do feel a bit sad but then I have learnt to take these things in my stride,” said Vijay, who came second in the 25 metres rapid fire pistol event.
“I am a national champion since 2004 in my event. I won two gold medals with new (Commonwealth) Games record in the Melbourne edition (2006), a gold and bronze in Doha Asia Games, a silver in World Championship, three gold and a silver in 2010 Commonwealth Games, two bronze in Guangzhou Asian Games, and if still my medal winning performance has surprised people, I can’t help.”
Asked if he ever felt hurt for not getting the attention well deserved, Vijay said: “I am a human being, I will be telling you a lie if I say it did not matter but now I realise that this was a blessing in di