Bindra’s POwer – The Begining Of Golden Era

Know Bindra’s POwer

1.Made a junior world record score of 597/600 in 2001 Munich World Cup and won bronze; gold in 2002 Manchester .

2.Commonwealth Games; became the first Indian shooter to win a World Championship gold; Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2001.

3.At the age of 15, Abhinav Bindra was the youngest participant at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and two years later he was the youngest shooter at the 2000 Olympic Games.

4.He won six gold medals at various international meets in 2001.

5.In the Air rifle event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, he won Gold in the Pairs event and Silver in the individual event.

6.At the 2004 Olympic Games, he broke the Olympic record but failed to win a medal.

7.He is a recipient of the Arjuna award in 2001.

8.Lt. Col. J.S. Dhillon was Bindra’s first coach. Abhinav also holds an MBA.

9.On July 24, 2006, Bindra became the first Indian shooter to win a World Championship gold in Zagreb. Dr. Karni Singh’s silver in 1962 was the previous best by an Indian in a World Championship meet.

10.Abhinav Bindra (born September 28, 1982) is an Indian shooting sports person and CEO of Abhinav Futuristics, a PC games peripherals distributor based in Chandigarh.

11.As a shooter, he specialises in the field of Air rifle.

World champion Abhinav Bindra clinched India’s first ever individual gold medal at the Olympics, winning 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Games here on Monday.

The 25-year-old, who qualified fourth for the event, shot an overall score of (596+140.5) 700.5 in a thrilling finale which went right down to the last shot.

Bindra’s historic feat makes him India’s first-ever individual gold medallist, bettering the silver medal feat of double trap shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Athens 2004.

“He is the best shooter in the world and I think his is a morale boosting feat for everyone in the contingent,” a jubilant Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi said after Bindra’s win.

“We are all very happy. He is a very hardworking athlete. The entire shooting contingent is celebrating. We are very proud of him and it is just the beginning,” national coach Sunny Thomas said.

“Abhinav is a very calm and composed guy and doesn’t get very excited,” Thomas added.

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