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Abhinav Bindra Height, Weight, Age, Biography & More


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Bio
Real NameAbhinav Singh Bindra
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionShooter
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 65.5 kg
in Pounds- 144 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Shooting
DebutCommonwealth Games, 1998
Current teamIndian Shooting
Coach/Mentor Dr.Amit Bhattacharjee (Mentor)
Lt. Col. Dhillon (First Coach)
Gabriele Bühlmann (Current Coach)
Achievements (Main Ones)• Secured a Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in the 10 m air rifle event (pairs).
• In the same category, Bindra won Gold at the 2006 Zagreb ISSF World Shooting Championships.
• Abhinav Bindra also won 4 Gold medals at four consecutive editions of Commonwealth Games from 2002 to 2014. Out of these 4, the first 3 were secured in pairs event while the 4th was secured in the singles event.
• He has a total of 3 Silver medals under his belt. 2 from Commonwealth Games (2002, 2010) & 1 from 2010 Asian games (Team event)
Career Turning PointThe 2008 Beijing Olympics was a big turning point in Bindra's career. He became the only Indian to achieve Gold in an individual event.
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 September 1982
Age (as in 2016)34 Years
Birth PlaceDehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownPunjab, India
SchoolThe Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand & St.Stephen School, Chandigarh, India
CollegeUniversity of Colorado, U.S.A.
ReligionSikhism
EthnicityPunjabi
HobbiesVisiting Museums, Collecting Indian Contemporary Art, Playing Games on PlayStation.
FamilyFather- Apjit Bindra
Mother- Babli Bindra
Abhinav Bindra with Parents
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerSachin Tendulkar
Favourite DestinationLondon
Girls, Affairs & More
Sexual OrientationNot Known
Marital StatusUnmarried
Money Factor
Car CollectionVolvo S-80 V8 Luxury car

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhinav Bindra

  • Does Abhinav Bindra smoke: No
  • Does Abhinav Bindra drink alcohol: No
  • At the age of 15, Abhinav Bindra became the youngest participant in the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
  • In 2001, Abhinav Bindra, at the age of 18, became the youngest recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports. Also, he was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2010.
  • Abhinav Bindra is the CEO of Abhinav Futuristic – the only company that sells Walter brand of pistols in the country. The company provides weapons to various police departments across India.
  • His career at one stage was jeopardized by a nagging back injury. Since 2006, he was down and out for months with a career-threatening spinal injury caused due to ligament over-stretching in the Lumbodorsal region. He took up a thorough rehabilitation programme that helped reduce the strain on his spine and made some technical changes for a better posture.
  • At 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra created history by becoming the only Indian to win an individual gold medal ever.
  • In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India.
  • Abhinav Bindra was conferred the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army on November 1, 2011.
  • He entered into shooting as a boy with -4 power in both eyes.
  • Bindra is the member of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
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