Abhinav Bindra Biography, awards, medals, career, and more

Biography of Abhinav Bindra, Net Worth, Gold, Age, medals,(Wife, Gold Medal, Age, Net Worth, Biopic, Marriage, Father, House, Family, Olympic)

There are players playing more than one different sport in our country, who have made their name very bright not only in India but also abroad. And also made India proud abroad. One of these legendary players includes Abhinav Bindra, who is a professional shooter. Friends, you must have heard the story of the Mahabharata period, in which Arjun, who is called the best archer, knows the children of the country. Similarly, if we talk about the best archer in the present time, then it would not be wrong to take the name of Abhinav Bindra. Yes, Abhinav Bindra, who won the gold medal in the Olympic Games, has become India’s best archer at present. Let us give you information about some aspects of his life here.

Biography of Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra Birth, Age, Family (Birth, Age, Family)

full nameAbhinav Singh Bindra
father’s nameArpit Bindra
Mother’s nameBabli Bindra
date of birth28 September 1982
birthplaceDehradun, India
HabitatZirakpur, Punjab, India
Schools and UniversitiesThe Doon School, St. Stephen’s School, University of Colorado Boulder
Education GraduationBachelor of Business Administration [BBA]
siblings1 Sister – Divya Bindra
the nationalityIndian
sphere of fameplayer [shooter]
AwardsCNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Sports, Arjuna Award for Shooting [*]
professionProfessional shooter and businessman

Abhinav Bindra Birth and Early Life

Abhinav Bindra was born in an affluent Punjabi Sikh family. He loved shooting since childhood, so his parents arranged a shooting range in his house in Patiala [Punjab] and thus began Abhinav’s journey to becoming a shooter.

Abhinav Bindra Coach

His initial coaches on this journey were: Dr. Amit Bhattacharjee and Lt. Col. Dhillon.

Abhinav Bindra Career

He represented India in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. At that time he was only 15 years old and at the same time, he was also the youngest participant in this sports competition. When Abhinav got the bronze medal in the Munich World Cup in 2001 and made a new junior world record 597/600, people’s attention came to him. After that, he never looked back and after that, he went on to win medals and awards one after the other. He also won the ‘World Shooting Championship’. This success of his increased and inspired the curiosity towards shooting in the people of India, due to which many people have also chosen it as their career.

Abhinav Bindra Rio Olympics 2016

In May 2016, the Indian Olympic Association [IOA] appointed Bindra as the Goodwill Ambassador of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Indian Continent. Bindra finished fourth in the 10m air rifle final at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. 

Abhinav Bindra International Performance

  • In 1998, Abhinav Bindra participated in the Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur, when he was only 15 years old and he was the youngest participant.
  • In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he was a part of the Indian Contingent. But here his performance was disappointing.
  • In 2001, he improved his previous performance in the Munich World Cup and here he got the bronze medal and here he set a new junior record of 597/600 . He made India proud by winning a total of 6 gold medals in various international competitions held in 2001 .
  • In the Commonwealth Games held in Manchester in 2002, Abhinav won the Gold Medal in the 10m Air Rifle Pairs event and the Silver Medal in the 10m Air Rifle Singles event.
  • He did not perform well in the 2004 Athens Olympics and finished last among 8 contestants in the final.
  • In 2006, he created history by winning the Gold Medal at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships held in Zagreb, Croatia. Abhinav Bindra is the first Indian shooter to get this position. Abhinav won the Gold Medal in the 10m Air Rifle Pairs event and the Silver Medal in the 10m Air Rifle Singles event at the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne in the same year.
  • The most important moment in Abhinav Bindra’s career was when he won the gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing. This gold medal of Abhinav was brought to India after 28 years by winning any of the Olympic gold medals . Earlier in 1980, the men’s field hockey team won the gold medal in the Moscow Olympics.
  • In 2010, in the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India, he won the Gold Medal in the 10m Air Rifle [pairs] event and the Silver Medal once again in the 10m Air Rifle Singles event in partnership with Gagan Narang. 
  • Abhinav could not qualify in the 2012 London Olympics, but in 2014, he once again performed his best in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and won the gold medal in the 10m air rifle event.
  • In the 2016 Rio Olympics, he has secured fourth place in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event.

Abhinav Bindra Gold Medal

The famous Indian shooter who brought India’s name on the global shooting map by winning the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle event at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 is Abhinav Bindra. Abhinav has been the first Indian who has got the honor of winning an individual Olympic gold medal.

Abhinav Bindra Awards List (Awards and Recognition Won)

The listwise details of which year Abhinav Bindra won which year and how many awards in his shooting career are as follows -:

2000Arjuna Award
2001Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award [This is the biggest sports award in India.]
2009Padma Bhushan
2011Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Award is given by the Indian Territorial Army.

Abhinav Bindra 2008 Olympic Rewards

Name of the awarding organizationprize money
by Mittal Championship TrustRs 15 million
by central governmentRs 5 million
by Haryana State GovernmentRs 2.5 million
by cricket control board of IndiaRs 2.5 million
by steel ministry of IndiaRs 1.5 million
By Bihar State Government1.1 million and announced to name the Patna Indoor Stadium after Abhinav Bindra.
by Karnataka State GovernmentRs 1 million
Golds Gym Chairman S. By Amolak Singh GakhalRs 1 million
by Chief Minister of MaharashtraRs 1 million
Orissa State GovernmentRs 5 lakh
by Tamil Nadu governmentRs 5 lakh
by the state government of ChhattisgarhRs 1 lakh
by Madhya Pradesh State GovernmentRs 1 lakh
by Ministry of Indian Railwaysfree lifetime railway pass
by Kerala State Governmentgold medal
by Pune Municipal CorporationRs 1.5 million

Abhinav Bindra Record

The details of when and which medals were won by Abhinav Bindra representing India in various sports festivals are as follows:

PlayYear and place of playCompetitionwon medal
Olympic Games
1.2008 Beijing10-meter air riflegold medal
ISSF World Shooting Championship
2.2006 Zagreb10-meter air riflegold medal
Commonwealth Games
3.2002 Manchester10m Air Rifle [pairs]gold medal
4.2006 Melbourne10m Air Rifle [pairs]gold medal
5.2010 Delhi10m Air Rifle [pairs]gold medal
6.2014 Glasglow10-meter air riflegold medal
7.2002 Manchester10 m Air Rifle [Singles]silver medal
8.2010 Delhi10-meter air riflesilver medal
9.2006 Melbourne10m Air Rifle [Singles]bronze medal
Asian games
10.2010 Guangzhou10m Air Rifle [Team]silver medal
11.2014 Incheon10m Air Rifle [Team]bronze medal
12.2014 IncheonMen’s 10m Air Riflebronze medal

Abhinav Bindra professional career (Business Career )

Abhinav Bindra holds a BBA degree from the University of Colorado. He is the CEO of Abhinav Futuristics, the only distributor of Walther Arms in India. Abhinav has sponsorship tie-ups with Samsung, BSNL, and Sahara Group. He is also the brand ambassador of the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited and a member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry [FICCI] Sports Committee since 2010.

Abhinav Bindra Personal Life

In 2011, Abhinav Bindra’s autobiography [Autobiography] – “ A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold  was published by HarperSports, Abhinav co-authored it with sportswriter Rohit Brijnath. Which was released on 27 October 2011 at a function organized by Union Sports Minister Shri Ajay Maken in Delhi. This book of Abhinav got very good reviews.

We hope that Abhinav Bindra’s shooting career will make us and our country proud even more in the future, and send him our best wishes for the same.

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