India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, has been re-elected as member of the seven-men Athlete Commission of the International Shooting Sport Federation, the global body governing the sport.
Star Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra clinched individual and team bronze medals in his last Asian Games while squash player Saurav Ghosal had to be content with a historic silver as India added five more medals to boost their tally to nine on the fourth day of competitions in Incheon, South Korea on Tuesday.
Star Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra clinched an individual bronze medal in his last Asian Games while squash player Saurav Ghosal had to be content with a historic silver as India added three more medals to boost their tally to nine on the fourth day of competitions here on Tuesday.
Indian shooting ace Abhinav Bindra today bid adieu to Asian Games by clinching the individual bronze medal in men's 10-m air rifle event after guiding the team to a third-place finish on the fourth day of competitions here.
Abhinav Bindra ended his shooting career with his first Asian Games individual medal, a bronze in the 10 metre air rifle event of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Tuesday.
They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts in the Asian Games here on Saturday.
India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra has expressed anguish and disappointment over the seeming apathy of the country's sports administrators, saying he has "got used" to such things.
Bolstered by a better-than-expected performance in the Commonwealth Games, Indian athletes would now look to assert themselves against the sporting might of continental powerhouses such as China and Japan in the 17th Asian Games commencing here on Thursday.
Gagan Narang missed out on an Olympic quota by just one place as he finished sixth in the finals of 50-metre rifle prone while Prakash Nanjappa and Jitu Rai narrowly missed out on finals of men's 10-metre air pistol in the 51st Shooting World Championships here on Thursday.
Ace marksman Abhinav Bindra belied expectations after failing to qualify for the finals of men's 10 air rifle event in the 51st ISSF World Championships, his hopes of earning an Olympic quota in this tournament going up in smoke here today.