Rajeev Ram is second Indian to win Olympic medal for US
While no member of Indian contingent has won a medal in Rio Olympics so far, an American of Indian origin, Rajeev Ram, has to his credit a silver medal. In partnership with Venus Williams, Rajeev Ram, finished runners-up in mixed doubles event in Tennis. Thirty-two-year-old Rajeev is first generation American. His parents moved to States in 1981 and Rajeev was born in 1984. Rajeev won his first major Tennis title in Chennai in 2009. Rated as one of the top doubles players in tennis, a silver in Olympics has been his highest achievement. In the semi-finals, Rajeev and venus had defeated Sania Mirza and Ropan Bopanna. The first American of Indian origin to win an Olympic medal was Alexi Grewal, a cyclist. In the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics he won a gold in 184 km road race. Intriguingly when Alexi visited India some years ago, no one, including the Cycling Federation of India, recognised him. His father had immigrated to the USA from a Ludhiana village.