Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra is a 31 year-old Shooter from Dehradun in India.

Benefitting from having a shooting range at his family home, installed by his parents, Abhinav has forged a successful international shooting career. Specialising in the 10 metre Air Rifle event, he has won gold at the Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games pairs events.

Abhinav also picked up Silver and Bronze medals in the singles event at the same distance in 2002 and 2006 games respectively.

The highlight of Abhinav's career came at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games where he returned home with the Gold medal. He also has a World Championship Gold and Asian Games Silver Medal to his name.

Abhinav had this to say about Glasgow 2014:

"As an Athlete I am looking forward to participating in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 and look forward to a wonderful games participation."

Abhinav Bindra: Athlete profile film

Abhinav Bindra is India's only solo gold medal winning Olympian. An air rifle shooter, Abhinav dreamed of winning a gold medal for years before he was finally successful at the Beijing Olympics.

Once he achieved that goal he was left without a focus and he stopped shooting for about a year. It was when he lost a few competitions, that he recovered his drive to achieve and is hoping to add to his impressive medal tally at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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