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Abhinav Bindra Wins First Ever Individual Olympic Gold Medal for India

August 11, 2008


The Big Breaking News! India’s ace shooter Abhinav Bindra created history by winning the first ever individual Olympic Gold Medal for the country. It’s Abhinav Bindra, Abhinav Bindra all over the Beijing shooting range. Abhinav won the gold in 10m Air Rifle event. Abhinav Bindra scored 700.5 points in the final.
Although India had won 8 gold medals in Olympics hockey, it never won any individual gold medals. This is the first time any Indian won a gold medal in an individual event. The last time India had won an Olympic gold medal was in 1980 Moscow Olympics where the hockey team had claimed the gold. The entire country erupted into joy and celebration when the reports of Abhinav Bindra’s great victory flashed across the television channels.
It has been a great moment for all Indians that have been dreaming for this for decades. Emotions were high in India, as tearful people stood up when the national anthem was played in the Olympic Stadium at Beijing.
President Pratibha Patil, PM Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, BJP leader LK Advani, Sports Minister MS Gill, IOA President Suresh Kalmadi and all leaders and high level sports officials have congratulated Abhinav Bindra for making the country proud. Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh announceda cash reward of Rs. 10 lakh for Bindra.

Abhinav Bindra owed his gold medal to his parents, family and coaches. After winning the gold medal, Bindra said that he hopes that his medal would change the face of Olympics Sports in India. He also said that he became very aggressive, as he had entered the final as fourth. A proud nation salutes its great Hero. Hats off to Abhinav Bindra!
8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2008 1:56 pm

    a proud moment for all of us! but India doesn’t work hard to get her athlets to olympics… the athlets have to struggle on their own..Hope the scenario change soon!

  2. pratik jain permalink
    August 11, 2008 2:04 pm

    a proud moment for all of us. i am very glad to know that india won gold medal.i pray to god that saina nehwal will also win a gold madel. thanX to abhinav bindra .

  3. rahul permalink
    August 11, 2008 2:34 pm

    congrats abhinav…..
    u have really made us proud…govt. should provide more facilities to athlets….

  4. August 11, 2008 4:34 pm

    a proud moment indeed…when will we top the gold medals tally?

  5. August 11, 2008 4:55 pm

    a long time for that to come true.
    but it is a proud moment. all indians should be feel proud about it. atleast 5 gold medals should come to india.

  6. August 11, 2008 5:09 pm

    It is not possible for everyone to do such a glorious work.Best of luck .and hope you will make us proud in this way.

  7. August 12, 2008 10:24 am

    Abhinav Bindra’s personal blog:

    A must see!

  8. August 12, 2008 1:29 pm

    This is a HUGE thing for Indians all over the world!
    I saw the same news on all channels again and again!
    To see our national flag rise up is such an emotional sight!
    Abhinav is the real inspiration for Indian youth.

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