- Adesh Kumar Gupta
- Sports reporter for BBC Hindi.com
He is the only Olympian to win a gold medal in an individual event for India.
But Abhinav Bindra surprised everyone by announcing his retirement from professional shooting during the Incheon Asian Games.
Bindra said goodbye to the Commonwealth Games in a big way by winning the gold medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Previously, he had won gold medals in the 10m (par) air rifle at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, 2006 in Melbourne and 2002 in Manchester.
India’s star shooter Abhinav Bindra, who won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, won bronze medals in the 10m air rifle team on Tuesday and individual events at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games in Korea.
center of controversy
With this, his career as a professional shooter came to an end.
On the contrary, he was unable to participate in the 2006 Doha Asian Games due to injury.
At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, she won a silver medal in the 10m air rifle team event.
He never got the golden success at the Asian Games. Abhinav Bindra also became the center of controversy many times.
When he was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the year 2001, it was discussed everywhere whether his achievements are really that much.
However, later he raised the flags of success. Apart from this, Abhinav Bindra always raised his voice regarding sports facilities in India.
not old shooter
Abhinav Bindra also opened a front against the officials of the sports federations.
Abhinav Bindra may no longer shoot professionally, but he will still shoot as an amateur.
His intention is also to participate in the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016.
It’s not like he’s lost his way now, but maybe he wants to spend more time with his family.
Otherwise, Bindra, who will celebrate her 32nd birthday on September 28 this month, may not be Abhinav, but she can’t be called an elderly shooter at all.