Abhinav Bindra became 4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics [ Current Affairs ]


Abhinav Bindra who is India’s only individual Olympic gold medalist won a berth for 2016 Rio Olympic in men’s air rifle event. Abhinav Bindra became the 4th Indian shooter who won a quota place for the Rio Olympics and this will be his fifth consecutive appearance in the Olympics.

Image of Abhinav Bindra

Image of Abhinav Bindra

4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

Earlier, Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela are qualify only there Indian shooter for Rio Olympics.

Bindra succeeded in getting the Olympic berth after he was placed at the sixth place in the Men’s 10 metre Air Rifle final at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Munich.

In this event, 136 shooters had participated from 58 countries in the shooting World Cup in Munich. The former World and Olympic champion shot a score of 122.4 and aggregated a total of 627.5 in the final to qualify for Rio Olympics.

Abhinav Singh Bindra was born on 28 September 1982 in Dehradun who is an Indian shooter and is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event.

- Published on: June 1, 2015