Abhinav Bindra
Country India
Date of Birth 1982-09-28
Age 38 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 10 M AIR RIFLE MEN
Abhinav Bindra, 10m Air Rifle Men, Shooting
  • Group
    8th Aug, 5:30pm
    Rank:8 Score:625.7
    QUALIFIED
  • Group
    8th Aug, 5:30pm
    Rank:4 Score:163.8 Finishes 4th
    NOT QUALIFIED

Achievements

  • Commonwealth Games
  • Asian Games
  • Gold medal – first place    2002 Manchester   10m Air Rifle (Pairs)
  • Gold medal – first place    2006 Melbourne     10m Air Rifle (Pairs)
  • Gold medal – first place    2010 Delhi             10m Air Rifle (Pairs)
  • Gold medal – first place    2014 Glasgow       10m Air Rifle
  • Silver medal – second place    2010 Guangzhou     10m Air Rifle (Team)

  • Bronze medal – third place    2014 Incheon            10m Air Rifle (Team)

  • Bronze medal – third place    2014 Incheon             10m Air Rifle (Team)

 

Biography

Beijing Olympics gold medal winner, Abhinav had trailed off since then with no place for him in the final of the 2012 London Games. The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 brought him a gold. Finishing sixth in the ISSF shooting world cup in Munich last year, he earned a quota place for Rio .

 

Bndra had the distinction of being the first Indian to win a gold in the Olympics. He also had the honour of holding the world and olympic titles at the same time, when he won the 2006 ISSF shooting worldchampionship before the Beijing gold. With a shooting range at home, Bindra had the perfect settings. Not surprisingly he was the youngest participant in the 1998 Commonwealth Games and in 2000 Sydney Olympic was again the youngest Indian participant. He won six gold medals at various international meets in 2001. 

 

In 2002 Manchester Commonwealth games, he won a gold in the pairs but in 2004 Olympics despite breaking the Olympic record failed to win a medal. At the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, he won the gold in pairs and bronze in singles but soon a back injury cut into his schedules. He missed the 2006 Doha Asiad. Yet his biggest moment came in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a gold in the men's 10 m air rifle(700.5) In 2014 Commonwealth Games he again won gold.