Bang on target!

Abhinav Bindra has won India’s first ever individual Olympic gold medal at the Olympics. His gold in the men’s 10-metre air rifle is India’s first gold medal after Indian men bagged the hockey gold at the Moscow Olympics in 1980.

Abhinav Bindra flanked by the silver medallist, Zhu Qinan of the People’s Republic of China and the bronze medallist, Henri Häkkinen of Finland . . .


Hopefully, this gold medal would inspire India’s youth and children to take up Olympic sports in a big way!

Congratulations, Abhinav!

Here is a list of India’s medals (a very sad record, considering her population) at the (Summer) Olympics so far . . .

1900 Paris: SilverNorman Pritchard (men’s 200-metre sprint) and SilverNorman Pritchard (men’s 200-metre hurdles)

1928 Amsterdam: GoldMen’s hockey team

1932 Los Angeles: GoldMen’s hockey team

1936 Berlin: GoldMen’s hockey team

1948 London: GoldMen’s hockey team

1952 Helsinki: GoldMen’s hockey team and BronzeKhashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (men’s wrestling – bantamweight)

1956 Melbourne: GoldMen’s hockey team

1960 Rome: SilverMen’s hockey team

1964 Tokyo: GoldMen’s hockey team

1968 Mexico City: BronzeMen’s hockey team

1972 Munich: BronzeMen’s hockey team

1980 Moscow: GoldMen’s hockey team

1996 Atlanta: BronzeLeander Paes (men’s singles tennis)

2000 Sydney: BronzeKarnam Malleswari (women’s weightlifting – 69 kg)

2004 Athens: SilverRajyavardhan Singh Rathore (men’s shooting – double trap)

2008 Beijing: GoldAbhinav Bindra (men’s shooting 10-metre air rifle)

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5 Responses to Bang on target!

  1. Sakhi says:

    a proud moment! no doubt! 🙂

  2. vishesh says:

    yup in the 29th olymipcs we will out first! when is he second 58th ?

  3. vishesh says:

    well everyone has been saying it-happy Independence day 🙂 i was expecting a post from you 🙂 or is it that you had something up your sleeve and are going to post tmro after everyone has done being happy ? 🙂

  4. Sakhi,

    Actually, it came as a big relief for me 🙂 I was worried that our Olympic team may return home without a medal . . .

    58th??? I hope it happens much, much sooner than that! 🙂

    Belated happy Independence Day! 🙂 I was not free 😉 yesterday 😦 . . . so, I could not write a post . . . I may post something today . . . 😐

  5. James says:

    Congratulations in winning a gold in the Olympics. How I wish our Olympic team could also win a medal.:(

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