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Did you know that shooting is an Olympic sport?

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India is a country in the Asian sub-continent with a population of more than one billion people.

The country's national sport is cricket, but one man is having a lot of success in a different sport.

Abhinav Bindra is an air rifle shooter and he won India's first ever individual gold medal at an Olympic Games when he competed in Beijing in 2008.

He admits he is obsessed and addicted to his sport and that he is always looking for perfection.

Show film and use discussion prompts afterwards

Air rifle shooters have a target of just 0.5mm to aim at, so have to be accurate and precise when shooting. Can you think of another sport or activity where you need to accurate?

Ask the Assembly Question

Abhinav is always looking to improve. Is it possible to be perfect at something?

Email your answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

Abhinav hit 56 targets out of 60 in the Beijing Olympics, but he still wasn't happy. Would you be happy if you didn't reach perfection? Is there anything that you try to be perfect at?

He once spent days trying to get his shoes just right to compete in and found that he is better when the sole on one shoe is 1mm thicker than the other. Is it worth going to these lengths to ensure you are the best at what you do? What extremes would you go to be the best at something?

Unlike lots of people in India, Abhinav is from a wealthy family, but he says money doesn't play a part in this success. Do you think having money helps if you want to be a sports star? Or do you think hard work is more important?

The film says that Chandigarth, the town where Abhinav is from, is different to the rest of India. Is there anything special about where you live?

India is a huge country where over one billion people live. Why do you think Abinav is the only person to win an individual gold medal at an Olympic Games?

Ask the Assembly Question

Abhinav is always looking to improve. Is it possible to be perfect at something?

Email your answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

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