Abhinav Bindra

  • Asian Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra, Jitu Rai head India's challenge in shooting 3 days ago

    Incheon: 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 at the Asian Games on Saturday. Shooters from 34 countries are in fray at the Ongnyeon International Range till September 30, competing...
  • Nothing surprises me anymore, says disappointed Abhinav Bindra 3 days ago

    Incheon: 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. He wanted to check into the Asiad Games Village early but could not make it till Wednesday evening, two days...
  • Asian Games 2014: Things to know about India 3 days ago

    Incheon: The cricket-crazy country of India has been improving in Olympic sports due to more exposure in international competition. Though it still has only one individual Olympic gold medal winner - shooter Abhinav Bindra - India can boast several leading contenders when it comes to the Asian Games. Here are things...
  • Asian Games 2014: India target 7075 medals September 13, 2014

    Sports officials aren't letting a string of administrative controversies or the withdrawal of some leading athletes dampen their expectations at the Asian Games. "We've selected only those who have a chance to win medals," Jiji Thomson, the Director General of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), said. "It will be realistic...
  • Abhinav Bindra draws blank on tough opening day at World Championships September 9, 2014

    Granada: 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 on Monday. The 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist missed the cut...
  • Abhinav Bindra looks for momentum as he seeks Asiad glory September 8, 2014

    His impressive record notwithstanding, the uncertainties of modern sport leave Abhinav Bindra no guarantee of a first Asian Games gold in Incheon this month. What can be assured is that the bespectacled 31yearold will emerge from the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range having treated the twin imposters of triumph and disaster just...
  • Task cut out as Indian shooters begin campaign in worlds September 7, 2014

    Granada: They may have been hitting the bulls eyes often in recent years but Indian shooters will still have their task cut out when they take to the range for the 51st World Championships starting here on Monday, eyeing as many Olympic quotas as possible. A total of 64 quota places...
  • CNNIBN's Digvijay Singh Deo takes the ice bucket challenge August 21, 2014

    The CNNIBN's sports editor went on to nominate ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, boxer Mary Kom and the India men's hockey team to take the ALS challenge. ...
  • CWG 2014: Gold count goes down but Indian shooters continue to shine August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: The gold medals were hard to come by this time but Indian shooters were nonetheless mostly on target as they reaped a rich harvest of 17 medals in the Commonwealth Games with the surprising exception of Olympic silvermedallist Vijay Kumar and the seasoned Heena Sidhu. India were hit hard at...
  • Abhinav Bindra returns home after CWG glory July 28, 2014

    Abhinav Bindra made his swansong appearance at the Commonwealth Games a memorable one as the star Indian shooter won the battle of nerves in a gripping competition to bag the 10m Air Rifle gold medal, which has eluded him in the previous four attempts ...
  • President Mukherjee congratulates CWG medal winners July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday congratulated the Indian medal winners at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Mukherjee congratulated ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, 16yearold air pistol shooter Malaika Goel and weightlifter Santoshi Matsa for winning a gold medal in the men's 10 metre air rifle event, silver medal...
  • CWG 2014: Abhinav Bindra clinches gold in 10m air rifle July 25, 2014

    India's shooting ace Abhinav Bindra stole the limelight by clinching a gold medal on the second day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Friday. ...
  • CWG 2014: Bindra bids adieu with gold, Malaika gets silver on Day 2 July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: It was a memorable swansong at the Commonwealth Games for Abhinav Bindra as the ace marksman bagged the 10m Air Rifle gold medal in a gripping finale with young schoolgirl Malaika Goel turning out to be surprise package winning silver in the 10m air pistol event. After a cracking opening...
  • Dravid, Bindra, Gopichand to select Olympics medal hopes July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to increase India's medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" and an elite athletes identification committee, which will include sporting greats Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others. The scheme will be promoted...
  • Glasgow Games to be Abhinav Bindra's last CWG appearance July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: India's lone individual gold medallist in Olympics, Abhinav Bindra on said the ongoing Commonwealth Games here will be his last appearance at the multisport extravaganza. "Tom I will compete in my 5th CWG. This will be my last appearance at the games Hope to have some fun. Cont," Bindra tweeted...
  • CWG 2014: Abhinav Bindra, Heena Sidhu look to start with a bang in shooting July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and world number one in women's 10metre air pistol, Heena Sidhu, are expected to set the tone for the strong Indian shooting team, which begins its campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Friday. The other Indian shooters in action on the second day of...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Full India schedule July 24, 2014

    Badminton Participants (men): P. Kashyap, K Srikanth, RMV Gurusaidutt, Akshay Dewalkar, Pranaav Jerry Chopra Participants (women): PV Sindhu, PC Thulasi, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa Mixed Teams Group Play from 13.30 onwards Hockey 20.30: India vs Canada women Judo 17.30: Men's 60 kg Round of 16 onwards Navjot Chana in action 18.30: Men's 66 kg ...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India riding on Olympic glory to conquer Glasgow July 23, 2014

    Glasgow: India will be expecting a lion's share of medals from shooters, boxers, wrestlers and shuttlers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games starting here on Wednesday but it would be difficult to match the record medal haul of 101 in the last edition at home. The 2010 Commonwealth Games was marred with...
  • No Sodhi in 30member CWG squad, Bindra to spearhead May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Owing to his run of poor form, Asian Games gold medallist Ronjan Sodhi has failed to break into the 30member Indian squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which will see top shooters such as Abhinav Bindra and Vijay Kumar gunning for podium finishes. The National Rifle Association of India's...
  • I thought of giving up the sport many times: Abhinav Bindra April 25, 2014

    Shooting has given him an identity but Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, on Friday revealed that he thought of "quitting" the sport many times in the past. "There were times when my life was full of frustrations and nervousness and I even thought of giving up the sport...
  • No Gagan Narang in 10-m air rifle for CWG; Bindra, Vijay make cut April 25, 2014

    Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra made the cut, but London Games bronze winner Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the 10-m air rifle event for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Narang, who had bagged a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in 10-m air rifle event, missed out on a place since...
  • Abhinav Bindra claims third gold in Inter Shoot Tri series Shooting February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra added another gold at the Inter Shoot Tri series Shooting and became the first individual to win three gold medals in the event being held at Hague, Netherlands. Beijing Olympics gold medallist Bindra was in roaring form as he clinched the yellow metal in...
  • Abhinav Bindra wins two gold medals in Inter Shoot Tri series Shooting February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Beijing Olympics gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra clinched his second gold medal of the competition at the Inter Shoot Tri series Shooting being held at Hague, Netherlands. The 31yearold Indian had won his first medal in this Tri series competition on Thursday with a qualification score was 613.7. He...
  • Chautala's statement doesn't deserve reaction: Bindra September 7, 2013

    Delhi: Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has refused to react to the personal attack launched against him by Indian Olympic Association President Abhey Singh Chautala, saying the remarks made by the suspended body's chief do not deserve a rebuttal. Taking a jibe at the Olympic gold-medallist's father, A S Bindra, who was...
  • IOA chief launches personal attack on Olympic gold medallist Bindra September 6, 2013

    It's a new low in the battle to clean up Indian sports as the Indian Olympic Association president Abhay Chautala, who is convicted in the Teachers Recruitment scam in Haryana, has launched a vicious personal attack on India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, saying if Bindra has a...
  • Ethics cannot be compromised, says Bhupathi September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi on Thursday threw his weight behind a campaign, seeking good governance in Indian sports, saying that ethics in sport and sports administration are "non-negotiable". Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra and other athletes launched an online campaign to free IOA of corruption. IOC wants Indian Olympic...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...