Athens Olympic silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was on Sunday appointed the new sports minister in place of Vijay Goel, who has been made the minister of state for parliamentary affairs. The 47-year-old Rathore was till now serving as minister of state for information and broadcasting. Rathore takes over from the pro-active Goel following a major cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rathore first stepped in a shooting range in the mid 1990s and some years later, he became India's first ever individual silver medal winner at the Olympic Games. He stood on the podium after finishing second in the men's double trap at the 2004 Athens Games.