Abhinav Singh Bindra an Indian shooter. He was born on 28th September, 1982 in Zirakpur, Mohali, Punjab. He has become the recent world and Olympic winner in the 10 m Air Rifle event. He awarded the gold in the 10m Air Rifle event at 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, He is a First Indian to award an individual Gold Medal at the Olympics Games. In 1980 India got the first gold medal when the Men's Field Hockey Team prevail the gold.
Abhinav Bindra belongs to rich Sikh family. His father, Dr. Apjit and mother Babli Bindra, are advertiser of the Hitech Group of companies. And the group has an income of 300 crores rs. With interests in dog food-processing and agro, livestock heredity and pharmaceuticals and computer gaming. He is a 5th generation inheritor of well known Sikh warrior Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa on the side of his mother. He has one sister-Divya. She is a fashion designer and got wedded into the family that has Atlas Cycles (Haryana).
Abhinav Bindra studied at Doon school, Dehradun. And later he joined at St. Stephens School, Chandigarh. He completed his BBA from the University of Colorado.
Abhinav Bindra’s impressive talent was primary marked by his former coach Lt.Col.J.S.Dhillon. He was the youngest Indian contributor at the 2000 Olympic Games. At present his coach is Gabriela Buhl Mann from Basel, Switzerland. He trained him in Germany before the Olympics. He made score 590 introduce him 11th in the aptitude round. He did not succeed for the finals as only top 8 participate in the final.
Abhinav Bindra achieved six medals at diverse international get together in 2001. At the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games in the 10 m Air rifle event, He prevail Gold in the Pairs event and Silver in individual event.
At the 2004 Olympic Games, He made a score 597 in the aptitude round. He came on the third position behind Qinan Zhu (599 - Olympic Record) and Li Jie (598). And in the finals, He completed with 97.6 points, and at last in the field of eight competitors, He was the only one player who had below 100 points.
At the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, He won the Bronze in the Singles event and the Gold in the Pairs event. And he overlooked the 2006 Asian Games at Doha due to a back injury.
Abhinav Bindra booked his position in 2008 Olympics through winning gold medal at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships with the score of 699.1
At 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra won the gold for the Men's 10m Air Rifle ending after shooting a sum of 700.5. He made the score 596 in the succeeding round and out-scored all new shooters in the final with a surrounding of 104.5. In the last, He began with the shot of 10.7; none of his shots were under 10.0. He was joined with Henri Häkkinen heading into his last shot. He made his highest score in the final- 10.8 whilst Häkkinen made 9.7 score to resolve for the Bronze medal. He again achieved the gold despite his gun being supposedly fiddled with.
It was India’s initial individual gold medal at the Olympics. And this was the primary gold in 28 years, as the Men's Field Hockey team achieved the gold at 1980 Moscow Olympics. He was rewarded through diverse Indian state govt. and private associations for his accomplishment.
2000 - Arjuna award.
2001 - Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna (India's highest sports award).