New Delhi: Abhinav Bindra, who nonetheless holds the file for the one particular person gold medal for India within the Olympics, accomplished the feat on at the present time (August 11) in 2008.
Bindra’s gold got here throughout his 2008 Beijing Olympics adventure and the 10-metre air rifle shooter was once observed on the best of his craft.
The shooter hit a 10.Eight in his remaining shot to get India its first particular person gold medal.
Ahead of this shot, he was once tied with Finland`s Henri Hakkinen and if he had shot anything else lower than 10.8, he do not have gained the gold medal.
Since Beijing, Indian contingent has long past into 2 Olympics, however have not been in a position to bag a person gold but.
Having began his Olympic adventure in Sydney again in 2000, the 37-year-old shooter certified in 3 Olympic finals together with his golden adventure of Beijing in 2008 (Athens being the opposite one) in his puppy 10m air rifle, whilst he neglected out in Sydney and London.
Bindra, India`s lone particular person Olympic gold medallist, in 2017 had formally introduced his retirement from capturing, announcing `it’s time to transfer on and give up the baton to the more youthful technology.`
The shooter had neglected a close to 2nd Olympic medal within the Rio Olympics 2016.
Tokyo Olympics have been slated to head forward this 12 months, but it surely has been driven to subsequent 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Previous this 12 months, Bindra had stated that India would pass into the Olympics as favourites within the capturing.
“We pass into the video games as favourites in capturing, we can be favourites in a couple of occasions. We’ve 15 quota puts at the present time which can lead to 21 begins as a few of them shoot in a couple of occasions, so 21 photographs at a medal, and even though we succeed in 50 in line with cent of the objective, that`s lots of medals,” Bindra had stated.
Since September 1, 2018, which was once the start of the qualification duration for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Indian shooters have gained a file 15 Olympic quota puts.