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 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.
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 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.
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
Olympics Profile: http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/5/205955.shtml
Wiki Profile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhinav_Bindra