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
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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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