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The First Indian to win an Individual Gold medal at the Olympic's - Abhinav Bindra

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Abhinav Bindra is an Indian professional shooter and businessman and is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event.

He is the owner of a company that sells Walther arms & pistols to the various police departments across India.

Abhinav Bindra was born in the home of Punjabi family. He studied at The Doon School for two years before moving to St. Stephen's School, Chandigarh; he graduated from Stephen's in 2000.

His parents had an indoor shooting range at their home in Patiala, Punjab where he used to practice.

He represented India in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, at the age of 15, and was the youngest participant in the games.

He won his first medal, a bronze medal in the 2001 Munich World Cup by creating a new junior world record score of 597/600.

He was the youngest Indian participant at the Sydney Olympics 2000.

In 2001, he became the youngest recipient of Khel Ratna award, he was 18 then.

Bindra was awarded with the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the President of India in 2009

Bindra was the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Abhinav Bindra was awarded the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army in 2011.

Bindra has won a gold medal in the 10 metre air rifle event at the Asian Air Gun Championship on September 27, 2015.

Abhinav Bindra announced his retirement after finishing 4th in 10 m Air Rifle finals at Rio Olympics 2016.

posted Aug 2, 2017 by Ram Bhatia

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