18 January, 2021

Know Your Abhinav Bindra

The men and woman behind the gold finger, the family, the career, the personality...

Know Your Abhinav Bindra
Team Bindra

Coach Gabriele Buhlmann Former Swiss shooter, never won a medal in her four Olympics. Specialist in technique and approach

Physiotherapist Dr Uwe Riesterer The German who kept Abhinav’s body tuned to the challenge

Psychologist Dr Amit Bhattacharjee Has a doctorate in sports psychology and management

Mental Coach Dr Timothy Harkness Wasn’t in Beijing but credit Abhinav’s concentration to him

Shooting Career

  • Talent first spotted by Lt Col J.S. Dhillon, who took the future gold medallist under his wing
  • Began participating in competitive events from age 13
  • Has won individual gold in: Beijing Olympics, 2008; ISSF World Shooting Championships, Zagreb, ’06
  • Has bagged gold in pairs event in: Commonwealth Games, Manchester, ’02; Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, ’06; Asian Shooting Championship, ’07 (team event)
  • Other medals: Silver in Commonwealth...


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