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Abhinav Bindra trains with his first ever shooting coach

Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist and the flag bearer for Rio Games, has come full circle as he had his last ever training session at his home range in Chandigarh with his first ever coach Col Dhillon

Friday was a day that left Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist and the flag bearer for Rio Games, feeling sad, but that was mixed with a tinge of pride and happiness.

Bindra is set to retire from competitive shooting after the Rio Games 2016 and will now be shifting abroad to finish his training for the Olympics.

The ace shooter today had his last ever training session at his home range in Chandigarh with his first ever coach Col Dhillon overseeing his preparations.

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Having come full circle to the point where it all started must have brought back pleasant memories for the 33-year-old. It would also have made him sad to know that this may be the last time he would be training at the location. 

Col JS Dhillon (retd) was Bindra's first ever shooting trainer. Bindra came to him at the age of 13 in 1995 and trained under him for five years on his way to a glorious career.

Abhinav Bindra's career highs

Olympic Games

Gold: 2008 Beijing (10m Air Rifle individual)

World Championships

Gold: 2006 Zagreb (10m Air Rifle individual)

Commonwealth Games

Gold: 2002 Manchester (10m Air Rifle pairs)
Silver: 2002 Manchester (10m Air Rifle individual)
Gold: 2006 Melbourne (10m Air Rifle pairs)
Bronze: 2006 Melbourne (10m Air Rifle individual)
Gold: 2010 New Delhi (10m Air Rifle pairs)
Silver: 2010 New Delhi (10m Air Rifle individual)
Gold: 2014 Glasgow (10m Air Rifle individual)

Asian Games

Silver: 2010 Guangzhou (10m Air Rifle team)

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