ABHINAV BINDRA’S 18 YEAR LONG INTERNATIONAL CAREER IN PICTURES

ABHINAV BINDRA’S 18 YEAR LONG INTERNATIONAL CAREER IN PICTURES

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Abhinav Bindra competes in the Men's 10m Air Rifle qualifying round at Rio Olympics 2016 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo courtesy - PTI)
 After his loss at Rio 2016, Bindra announced his retirement from professional shooting, ending an 18-year-long international career.​
Abhinav Bindra after his loss in the Men's 10m Air Rifle final at 2016 Rio Olympics. (Photo courtesy - PTI)
Abhinav Bindra after his loss in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle final at 2016 Rio Olympics. (Photo courtesy – PTI)
In 2006,  at the World Championship in Zagreb, Bindra became the first Indian shooter to win a gold medal. He also won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (Medal pictured above.)

Bindra was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2000 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, in 2001, the latter being the highest sporting honour in India.

In 2009, Bindra was awarded India’s third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.

(Photo courtesy – Abhinav Bindra’s Twitter account)

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