newsshooting6 months ago

Bindra-led review committee questions NRAI role in Rio flop show

Abhinav Bindra-led National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) review committee has come down heavily on the running of the sport in a damning 36-page report on the Rio Olympics flop show that was equally scathing on the shooters, coaches and the national federation.
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newsshooting7 months ago

A legend rides into the sunset – Olympian Abhinav Bindra retires

India's only individual Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra yesterday announced his retirement ending a glorious era in Indian shooting. Despite losing out on a medal by a whisker at Rio, Bindra said it gave him “a great closure”, and decided to “hand over the baton to the younger generation”.
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newsshooting7 months ago

Abhinav Bindra to head NRAI review committee on Rio Olympics shooting performance

India’s first and only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra has been named the chairman of a five-member review committee to probe Indian shooters' performance at Rio. Other committee members include former tennis player Manisha Malhotra, NRAI Secretary Rajiv Bhatia and two journalists.
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newsshooting8 months ago

If anyone is to take the blame, it's me, says NRAI chief after flop show at Rio

National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh on Saturday took the responsibility for the shooters’ poor performance in the Rio Olympics. The 49-year-old also added that it was a “tactical blunder” to allow the athletes to train with their personal coaches for the Olympics.
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newsshooting8 months ago

Abhinav Bindra's search for excellence & his demons, as told by his father

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newsshooting8 months ago

Rio 2016 | Equipment failure may have played a part in Abhinav Bindra’s final heartbreak

After missing out on a medal in the men’s 10m air rifle yesterday, 2008 Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra revealed that he had overcome an equipment failure to reach the final. The sight of his gun broke before the qualification round and he was forced to use an alternate one.
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newsshooting8 months ago

Abhinav Bindra : I am done, I am not going to shoot again

After narrowly missing out on a medal yesterday, Abhinav Bindra confirmed that he will not be reconsidering his decision to retire from shooting. The 2008 gold medallist added that he tried to put his best foot forward every time and he is really happy with the way his career has panned out.
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reportshooting8 months ago

Rio 2016 | Agonising miss for India; Abhinav Bindra finishes fourth in 10m air rifle final

In a nail-biting final in the men’s 10m air rifle, India’s 2008 Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra missed out on a medal after finishing fourth in the event. In a tense shoot-off, Bindra shot a 10, while Ukraine’s Serhiy Kulish shot a 10.5 to remain in the last three and to confirm a medal.
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reportshooting8 months ago

Rio 2016 | Abhinav Bindra qualifies for final; Gagan Narang disappoints

2008 Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra qualified for the men’s 10m air rifle event in the 2016 Rio Olympics on Monday after he scored 625.7 to finish 7th in the event. However, 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang finished at a disappointing 23rd with 621.7 to miss out on the finals.
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newsshooting9 months ago

Abhinav Bindra : I did not care whether I won gold or not

India’s first individual Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra has said that he was only concerned about shooting well in the final of the 2008 Beijing Games and would not have regretted if he hadn’t won a medal. He also said the hysteria that followed his landmark win drained him and he hated it.
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