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Who is Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra is an Indian shooter and first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games and India's first gold medal since 1980.

other Updated: Oct 05, 2010 11:49 IST

Abhinav Bindra is an Indian shooter and first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games and India's first gold medal since 1980.

Born on September 28, 1982, Abhina Bindra is the current World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. He has an indoor shooting range installed at his home in Patiala,Punjab.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra won the gold for the Men's 10m Air Rifle final after shooting a total of 700.5. He scored 596 (fourth) in the qualifying round and out-scored all other shooters in the finals with a round of 104.5. In the finals, he started with a shot of 10.7, and none of his shots were below 10.0.[14] Bindra was tied with Henri Häkkinen heading into his final shot. Bindra scored his highest of the finals — 10.8.

Medal Record:

2008 Beijing Olympics: Gold in Men's 10 m air rifle
2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships: Gold in Men's 10 m air rifle
Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002:Gold in Men's 10m Air Rifle (Pairs)
Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002: Silver in Men's 10m Air Rifle (Singles)
Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006: Gold in Men's 10m Air Rifle (Pairs)
Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006: Bronze in Men's 10m Air Rifle (Singles)