Birthday special | Abhinav Bindra: India was awarded the first ‘Gold’ in the Olympics, has been honored with Padma Bhushan and Khel Ratna. Navabharat

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New Delhi: Shooter Abhinav Bindra was the only player from India to win a gold medal at the Olympics in an individual game for the first time. Today ie 28 September is Abhinav Bindra’s birthday. He was born on this day in the year 1982 in Dehradun. This year he celebrates his 40th birthday.

Shooting practice started from school

Abhinav Bindra was educated at The Doon School for two years before moving to Chandigarh. He started taking an interest in photography while he was studying at school. When his parents saw his passion for shooting, they built a shooting range at home so that he could more easily practice. Since childhood, he began to try his hand at shooting, which later turned out to be very beneficial to him.

Won bronze medal in world cup

Abhinav Bindra took part in the 1998 Commonwealth Games at the age of 15. At that time, he became the youngest competitor. Though the age was short, the spirit was great. His greatest success came when he won the bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships in Munich with a new world record for juniors of 597/600. He was also honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in the same year.

dream of playing olympic games

In 2000, Abhinav was the youngest Indian participant in the Olympics. At that time he was only 17 years old. He finished 11th in the qualifying round, preventing him from reaching the final. Because he wasn’t in the top 10. Apart from this, Dr. Amit Bhattacharya his coach. From childhood to growing up, for many years he taught Abhinav the tricks of shooting.

gold medal at olympic games

Abhinav Bindra has won gold medals at Commonwealth Games 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Abhinav set the record but missed out on winning a medal. But then, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he won the gold medal in the 10-meter air rifle shooting for the country at just 26 years old. At the time, Abhinav was the only player in the country to have won an individual gold medal.

Awarded Padma Bhushan

At the same time, in the year 2009, Abhinav Bindra was honored with the Padma Bhushan Award. Abhinav missed qualifying at the 2012 London Olympics. At the same time, due to a few points behind the Olympics in Rio, he was unable to get a medal for the country.