On Olympic gold winner Abhinav Bindra’s birthday, we give you a list of interesting and fun facts about the Indian shooter.
Abhinav Bindra. Pic/ PTI
>> Abhinav Bindra recently won a gold medal in the 10 metre air rifle event at the Asian Air Gun Championship on September 27, 2015.
>> Abhinav Bindra is nicknamed 'AB'.
>> He has two pets – a St. Bernard named 'Buddy' and a beagle named 'Chhotu'.
>> His mother thinks he is 'India's most eligible bachelor'.
>> His favourite dish is Tandoori Chicken.
>> In 2006, Bindra suffered from a severe back injury and was inactive for months.
>> Bindra became the first Indian ever to win an Olympic gold medal when he bagged one at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 10 metre air rifle tournament.
>> He is also the youngest Indian to participate in the 2000 Olympics.
>> Abhinav claims that he does not want to get married.
>> He was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2000, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2009.
>> When he entered the sport of rifle shooting, he had a -4 number for both his eyes.