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Abhinav Bindra


Abhinav Bindra is an Indian shooter who is also the World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. A seasoned player, he did India good by winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and becoming the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games. At the age of 15, Abhinav participated in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. He ticket to fame was the bronze medal that he won in the 2001 Munich World Cup with a new junior world record score of 597/600. He has won six gold medals at various international meets in 2001. He also has the Arjuna Award and the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award credited to his name. In the Air rifle event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, he won Gold in the Pairs event and a silver in the individuals event. On July 24, 2006, Bindra became the first Indian shooter to win a World Championship gold in Zagreb. He went on to pack a gold at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and a Bronze in the Singles event. His gold at the the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships with a score of 699.1. guareented him a spot in the 2012 Olympics. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra won the gold for the Men's 10m Air Rifle final after shooting a total of 700.5. Abhinav Bindra also won the Gold medal in the Men's 10 metre Air rifle event at 12th Asian Shooting Championships, which was held in Doha Qatar. In the London Olympics 2012, Abhinav Bindra did not proceed beyond the qualification round with a score of 594 at 16th rank.
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