Abhinav Bindra – Shooter

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Abhinav Bindra is a successful businessman born to a family in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 28th of September, 1982. Abhinav is known for winning the first ever gold medal for India in the 10m Air Rifle Event, 2008, in the Beijing Olympics. Dr. Amit Bhattacharjee, his mentor and Lt. Col. Dhillon, his coach were the first ones to see potential in him. Abhinav was born in a Punjabi family and had an indoor shooting range in his home in Patiala, Punjab.

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  • He is now a retired professional shooter, who held both World and Olympic titles at the same time.
  • He was the youngest player in 1998 Commonwealth Games.
  • He was awarded with the Arjuna Award in 2000.
  • He won a total of 6 gold medals in just one year, 2001 in different tournaments.

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  • He won Bronze in Munich World Cup in 2001, with a new junior world record of 597/600.
  • He also was awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2002.
  • Was awarded “Most Elite Sportsman Award” by Uttarakhand Government in 2002.
  • In 2002 Commonwealth Games he won gold in the Air-Rifle event in Paris.
  • Was awarded Uttaranchal Praman Patra Award in 2003

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  • He won the title of ISSF World Shooting Championships in 2006.
  • He also won the gold medal in Gaslow, Commonwealth Games in 2014.
  • He joined GoSports Foundation, Bangalore in 2014.
  • On 5th September 2016, he announced his retirement.
  • Abhinav Bindra was the Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Olympic Games Indian Contingent.


  • He holds a degree in BBA from the University of Colorado, US and is now the CEO in Abhinav Futuristics along with being the sole distributor of Walther Arms in India.
  • He started his own new program called ‘Abhinav Bindra Shooting Development Programme’, with a purpose to provide support to India’s upcoming talented shooters.

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  • Abhinav has Sponsorship ties with many companies like Samsung, BSNL, and the Sahara Group.
  • He is a member of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI) Sports Committee since 2010.
  • Abhinav Bindra is the Brand Ambassador of State-Run Steel Authority of India Ltd.

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