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Abhinav Bindra claims first Gold Medal for India At Beijing Olympics today:

Abhinav Bindra made India Proud by claiming gold medal in Beijing olympics on 11th August 2008. He won the gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle in Beijing on August 11 with an incredible performance in the final.

Bindra shot a total score of 700.5.

Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav has given India the moments of pride after India last won 1980 gold in Olympic in hockey.

Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian individual gold medallist at the Olympics.

Abhinav Bindra On action

Abhinav Bindra On action

He scored 596 (fourth) in the qualifying round and out-scored all other shooters in the finals with a round of 104.5.

Abhinav Bindra Photo

Abhinav Bindra Photo


Abhinav Bindra is from an affluent Sikh family, belonging to the Punjabi Khatri clan.

His is the proudly son of Dr.A.S.Bindra and Babli Bindra.


Abhinav Bindra is an Indian shooter specializing in the 10 m Air Rifle event. At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games and first gold medal since 1980 for India by winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event.

Sports History:

Abhinav has won six gold medals in different international meets in 2001.

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, in air rifle event at Manchester, he won Gold in the Pairs event and Silver in the individual event. Olympic Games,2004 he broke the Olympic record but failed to win a medal. He is a recipient of the Arjuna award in 2001 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for the year 2001-2002.

Lt. Col. J.S. Dhillon was the first to spot and is his first coach. Apart from being a shooter, Abhinav Bindra holds an M.B.A.

Prime Minister Dr Man Mohan Singh today congratulated Bindra and described the feat as a “golden performance”. President Pratibha Patil also congratulated Abhinav Bindra.

China Zhu Qinan, gold medalist at Athens 2004, won the silver medal with a total score of 699.7.

China had a chance to win its third Shooting gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle as World No. 1 Zhu Qinan of China will take part in the event. Zhu won the gold medal in the event at Athens 2004.


He is the CEO of Abhinav Futuristics.


Born September 28, 1982

Dehra Dun, India

Residence Chandigarh, India

Occupation Sportsman (Shooter)

Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)

Weight 65.5 kg (144 lb)


2000 – Arjuna award

2001 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

External Links:

Olympics Profile: http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/5/205955.shtml

Wiki Profile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhinav_Bindra

More Images:

Abhinav Bindra greeted

Abhinav Bindra greeted

Abhinav Bindra With Medal of Honor

Abhinav Bindra With Medal of Honor

Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra

  1. rajkumar r yadav
    August 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    abhinav is make indian feel proud when he earn gold medal for india


  2. newson
    August 11, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    con grates friend to make us proud


  3. visarad
    August 11, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Incredible bindra!!! You really made every Indian proud.I feel it makes every other Indian participant try a bit harder to win another one(not one but many) medal(s).


  4. padmini.vasiraju
    October 27, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    u r the real hero…..but still ur responsibilities are there……..


  5. Parminder Singhq
    November 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    He is the real Proud of Punjabi Indian


    • Rob jones
      June 24, 2009 at 2:59 pm

      i love this guy. he is a honorto us. and the don. but nowhere near as good as gandhi


  6. john
    June 24, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    what a good athlete i love him


  7. November 14, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    AB you just Rock!! but remeber one thing when you run so fast to get
    somewhere, you miss the fun of getting there.Life is not a race, so take it
    slower. Hear the Music before the Song is over!! Tc


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  9. June 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    abhinav bindra you are a great


  10. Akriti Marya
    October 20, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Congrats!! Luv u….


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