Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra

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:28 Sep,1982
:36 years, 11 months
:Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
: The Doon School,St. Stephen's School, Chandigarh,University of Colorado Boulder Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A..)
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About Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Singh Bindra (born 28 September 1982, in Dehradun) is an Indian shooter and is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. By winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games. It was also India's first gold medal since 1980, when the Men's Field Hockey Team won the gold.He is the first and only Indian to have held both the World and Olympic titles at the same time, a feat he accomplished by capturing the Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, after having won the gold at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships. Abhinav won Gold Medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow.

In 2014, Abhinav Bindra joined the GoSports Foundation, Bangalore as a member of their board of advisors. In collaboration with the GoSports Foundation, he will also provide support to India's up and coming talented shooters through the Abhinav Bindra Shooting Development Programme.

Abhinav Bindra Achievements


2000 – Arjuna award.

2001 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (India's highest sports award).

2009 – Padma Bhushan.

2011 – Honorary Lieutenant Colonel by Indian Territorial Army

Awards for 2008 Olympics Gold medal:

15 million (US$240,000) by Mittal Champions Trust

5 million (US$79,000) cash prize by Central Govt

2.5 million (US$40,000) cash prize by the state government of Haryana.

2.5 million (US$40,000) cash prize by the Board of Control for Cricket in India

1.5 million (US$24,000) cash prize by Steel Ministry of India

1.1 million (US$17,000) cash prize by the state government of Bihar. The Patna Indoor Stadium will be renamed after Abhinav Bindra.

1 million (US$16,000) prize by the state government of Karnataka

1 million (US$16,000) cash prize by S. Amolak Singh Gakhal, Chairman Golds Gym

1 million (US$16,000) cash prize by Chief Minister of Maharashtra state

500000 (US$7,900) cash prize by state government of Orissa

500000 (US$7,900) cash prize by Government of Tamil Nadu

100000 (US$1,600) cash prize by the state government of Chhattisgarh

100000 (US$1,600) cash prize by the state government of Madhya Pradesh

A free lifetime railway pass by the Railway Ministry of India

A Gold medal by the state government of Kerala.

1.5 million (US$24,000) cash award by Pune Municipal Corporation.

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