Abhinav Bindra

Indian businessman and retired professional shooter

Abhinav Bindra (born September 28, 1982, in Dehradun) is an Indian amateur athlete and businessman. He is best known as the current World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event.

Abhinav Bindra
Medal record
Men's shooting
Representing  India
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Men's 10 m air rifle

At the Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal.[1]

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Punjab. He became interested in shooting a gun as a sport when he was in school in Chandigarh

International competitionsEdit


  • 2000: Summer Olympic Games[2]
  • 1998: Commonwealth Games[3]
  • 2002: Commonwealth Games[3]
  • 2004: Summer Olympic Games[2]
  • 2006: Commonwealth Games[3]
  • 2006: World Championship[3]
  • 2008: Summer Olympic Games[2]
  • 2010: Commonwealth Games[3]
  • 2012: Summer Olympic Games


Related pagesEdit


  1. Timmons, Heather. " With India’s First Gold, Suddenly a Billion People Notice the Olympics," New York Times, August 11, 2008; excerpt, "Abhinav Bindra, 25, became the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal "; India Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS), "Proud Moments of Indian Sports," "One Gold and two Bronze Medals at Beijing 2008"; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "Abhinav Bindra"; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Profile:Abhinav Bindra," NDTV; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  4. India Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS), "Arjun Award Winners for 'Shooting'"; retrieved 2012-7-20.

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