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Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra (Born in September 28, 1982) is the current world and Olympic champion in the 10m Air Rifle event.

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Professional Life of Abhinav Bindra[edit]

In 2000, he became the youngest Indian participant at the 2000 Olympic Games. At the 2000 Olympic Games, he scored 590 points and came 11th in the qualifying round. In 2001, he won six medals at various international events. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, he won a gold medal at the Paris event and an individual silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle event.

He scored 597 points in the qualifying round and came third at the 2004 Olympic Games but dropped to the seventh position in the finals. He won gold medal in the Paris event and a Bronze medal in the single event at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Due to his back injury he missed the 2006 Asian Games held in Doha. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics Game, Bindra won the gold medal for the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event and became the first Indian to win the Individual Gold Medal.

2008 Beijing Olympics[edit]

Abhinav Bindra Won Gold Medal on 11th August in 2008 Beijing Olympics in Men's 10m Air Rifle final after shooting a total of 700.5. This was India's First Gold Medal in the past 28 years and first ever Personal Gold Medal in Olympics.

Abhinav Bindra Career[edit]

Olympic Games

  • Came 7th in 10m Air Rifle in 2004 Athens Olympic Games
  • Came 1st in World Championships in 10m Air Rifle in 2006
  • Came 4th in 10m Air Rifle in Asian Championship in 2005 in Bangkok

Awards for Abhinav Bindra[edit]

  • Arjuna Award in 2000.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2001.

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