In a “lonely” club for a decade now, India’s only individual Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra’s pragmatism mingled with optimism as he hoped that not one but a few more will crowd the place come Tokyo 2020.
This is another landmark achievement for the 2008 Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra — who was elected the chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) Athletes Committee in 2014, making him the first Indian to receive the honour.
August 11 2008, Beijing, China – Flashback – 25-year-old Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra shoots a near perfect 10.8 in his final shot in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event . Almost immediately he knows he has won an Olympic medal. But he’s not sure where exactly on the podium he will be standing.
The 35-year-old Bindra remains India’s only individual gold medallist in the Olympics