Abhinav Bindra Retires from Shooting

Abhinav Bindra, India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, officially announced his retirement from shooting.

A near second Olympic medal was missed by a whisker at the recently-concluded Rio Olympics 2016.

Having started his Olympic journey in Sydney back in 2000, the 33-year-old shooter qualified in three Olympic finals including his golden journey of Beijing in 2008 (Athens being the other one) in his pet 10m air rifle, while he missed out in Sydney and London.

Bindra was last month appointed as the chairman of a review committee formulated by the NRAI to “examine and identify in a cold and ruthless manner” the reason as to why shooting failed to secure any medal at the recently-concluded Rio Olympic Games.