Profile, biography and career records of Abhinav Singh Bindra - Olympic Gold Medalist from India


This article gives you complete details about Abhinav Bindra who is the first person for India to win a Individual gold medal in Olympic games. This article gives you Profile and biography of Abhinav Bindra. Awards and achievements are also quoted in this article. Career records of Bindra are also included in this article.

Biography and Career history of Abhinav Bindra


Abhinav Bindra was born in Punjab, India in the year 1982 September 28. Abhinav Bindra is one of the finest Air Rifle shooter in the world. Bindra is the first person for India to win an Individual gold medal in Olympics games. This remarkable achievement was made in 2008 Beijing Olympics in 10m Air Rifle event. Bindra is also famous for the youngest sports person in India to participate in 2000 Olympic games and 1998 Commonwealth games.
Abhinav Bindra
Amit Bhattacharjee and Dhillon was his first coaches for his early success in his carrier and now he is under the guidance of Gabriele Bühlmann who is a foreign coach. In 2000 Olympics he was not up to the mark and through his daily practice and dedication, Bindra had achieved Gold medal in 2008 Olympics held in Beijing, China. In the early age itself, Bindra had showed some amazing talents in shooting and now he is one of the best shooter in the world.

Apart from Olympic games he had also won six gold medals in various International competitions. In 2001 Bindra started his success by winning an bronze medal in Munich world cup where he put a world record in junior category with a score of 597 out of 600. Bindra again showed some amazing performance in 2002 Commonwealth games where he won an Gold medal in Air Rifle category of shooting.

Olympics held in 2004 was not good for him and he had not won any medals in that Olympics. In 2006 Bindra come back in World Championship meet by winning an Gold medal. Bindra also won a Gold medal in 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne. In 2008 he became the first person for India to win an gold medal in Beijing Olympics 10m Air Rifle event. Bindra completed his BBA graduation from University of Colorado in America.

Profile of Abhinav Bindra


Full name: Abhinav Singh Bindra
Date of Birth: 28/9/1982
Place of birth: DehraDun, Uttarakhand
Main Achievement: Olympic gold medalist in 2008
Main Event: Air Rifle
Religion: Sikhism
Education: BBA graduation
Currently staying in: Zirakpur, Punjab
Current Coach: Gabriele Buhlmann

Career records of Abhinav Bindra


Gold Medals

1)2002 Commonwealth games held in Manchester: 10m Air Rifle pair
2)2006 World Championship in Zagreb: 10m Air Rifle
3)2006 Commonwealth games held in Melbourne: 10m Air Rifle Pair
4)2008 Beijing Olympics: 10m Air Rifle: 10m Air Rifle
5)2010 Delhi Commonwealth games: 10m Air Rifle pair

Silver Medals

1)2002 Commonwealth games held in Manchester: 10m Air Rifle single
2)2010 Delhi Commonwealth games: 10m Air Rifle single

Bronze Medal

1)2006 Commonwealth games held in Melbourne:10m Air Rifle single

Education details of Abhinav Bindra


1)Bachelors in Business Management(BBA) from University of Colorado US
2)Doctorate in Masters of Business Management
3)Diploma holder in Sports Mental Management from Munich
4)Conferred Honorary Doctorate in Literature from SRM University in Chennai on 8-09-2008

Awards won by Abhinav Bindra


1)Padma Bhushan in 2009
2)Rajiv Gandhi Award in 2009
3)Bharat Shiromani Award in 2009
4)India Youth Sports Icon in 2009
5)NDTV - India Sportsman of the year in 2008
6)Madhya Pradesh Khel Ratna in 2008
7)Punjab Praman Patra Award in 2006
8)Uttaranchal Praman Patra Award in 2003
9)UT Government Most Elite Sportsman Award in 2002
10)K.K. Birla Award in 2002
11)Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2001
12)Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award in 2001
13)Arjuna Award in 2000


Cash Prizes for winning Gold medal in 2008 Beijing Olympics


1.5 crore: Mittal Champions Trust
50 lakh cash: Central Govt
25 lakh cash: State Government of Haryana
25 lakh cash: Board of Control for Cricket in India
15 lakh cash: Steel Ministry of India
11 lakh cash: State Government of Bihar
10 lakh cash: State Government of Karnataka
10 lakh cash: S.Amolak Singh Gakhal Chairman Golds Gym
10 lakh cash: Chief Minister of Maharashtra state
5 lakh cash prize: State Government of Orissa
5 lakh cash prize: Government of Tamil Nadu
1 lakh cash prize: State Government of Chhattisgarh
1 lakh cash prize: State Government of Madhya Pradesh
15 lakhcash award by Pune Municipal Corporation


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