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Abhinav Bindra – First Indian to win an individual gold medal in Olympics

By winning the gold 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.

India’s 25-year-old Abhinav Bindra created history in Beijing, by wining the first gold medal in any individual category for India in the 108-year Olympics history.

Final Score:

Final shots:

10.7

10.3

10.4

10.5

10.5

10.5

10.6

10.0

10.2

10.8

Total : 104.5

International performance

He won six medals at various international meets in 2001.

In the 10 m Air rifle event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, he won Gold in the Pairs event and Silver in the individual event.

At the 2004 Olympic Games, he scored 597 in the qualification round and was placed third behind Qinan Zhu (599 – Olympic Record) and Li Jie (598). In the finals, Abhinav finished with 97.6 points, last in the field of eight and was the only player below 100 points. His sub-par finals dropped him from third to seventh.

At the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, he won the Gold in the Pairs event and the Bronze in the Singles event. Abhinav missed the 2006 Asian Games at Doha because of a back injury.

Abhinav, who was the youngest Indian participant at the 2000 Olympic Games

Personal profile:

Born: September 28, 1982, Dehra Dun, India

Residence: Chandigarh, India

Sources:

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

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  1. August 12, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Abhinav Bindra is an Indian shooter from Zirakpur, in Mohali district, (near Chandigarh), Punjab and is the current World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. By winning the gold 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 the first gold medal since 1980 for India (Hockey)

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