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On his 11th Olympic Gold medal anniversary, Abhinav Bindra makes a heartfelt wish

Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal at Olympics 2008 in the 10m Air Rifle event, becoming the first and the only individual from India to secure a top-podium finish at The Games.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 11, 2019 11:55 IST
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Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal at Olympics 2008 in the 10m Air Rifle event, becoming the first and the only individual from India to secure a top-podium finish at The Games.

Former Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra has made a heartfelt wish on the 11th anniversary of his Olympic Gold Medal victory. Bindra won the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle event.

Taking to Twitter, Bindra tweeted, "A year away from now I do wish that we would be busy celebrating several gold medals by our athletes. I wish them the best as they go and fight for gold medals but most importantly for their pride and self respect !"

Bindra shot a near-perfect 10.8 in his final shot of the men's 10m Air Rifle event, which secured him the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He remains the only Indian to win a gold medal in an individual event.

The shooter came close to winning another Olympic medal in the 2016 event in Rio de Janeiro, finishing fourth. He lost the shoot-off for the top-3 against Serhiy Kulish. 

He retired from the sport a month after the fourth-place finish in the 2016 event.

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