Abhinav Bindra bags Gold in Asian Air Gun Championships [ Current Affairs ]

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About Abhinav Bindra: He was born on September 28, 1982. He hails from Dehradun in Uttarakhand. He is an Indian Shooter. He is a World and Olympic champion for 10 m Air rifle. His current coach is Gabriele Buhlmann from Basel, Switzerland.

Image of Abhinav Bindra

Image of Abhinav Bindra

Gold in Asian Air Gun Championships

  • He was the youngest participant in 2000 Olympics from India.

About his achievements:

  • In 2000 he has won Arjuna award.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna was conferred to him in 2001 and also won 6 gold medals.
  • In 2002 Common wealth games he won gold.
  • In 2009 he was honored Padma Bhushan.
  • In 2011 he was given the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel by The Indian Territorial Army.
  • In 2006 he won gold in ISSF World Shooting Championships.
  • In 2008 Olympics held in Beijing he became first Indian to win individual gold in the game.
  • He won Gold in 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow.

About Abhinav Bindra winning the event:

  • This event was held in New Delhi.
  • Bindra won gold in the men’s 10m air rifle by 208.3 points in Asian Air Gun Championship.
  • Kazakhstan’s Yurkov Yuriy with 206.6 points was placed 2nd.
  • Yu Jaechul of South Korea with 185.3 points was placed 3rd.
  • India’s Gagan Narang was placed at fourth position with a score of 164.5 points.
  • Indian’s Chain Singh placed at seventh position of after scoring 122.7 points.

- Published on: September 28, 2015