Abhinav Bindra Height, Weight, Age, Biography & More

Real Name Abhinav Singh Bindra
Nickname Not Known
Profession Shooter
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 65.5 kg
in Pounds- 144 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Debut Commonwealth Games, 1998
Current team Indian Shooting
Coach/Mentor Dr.Amit Bhattacharjee (Mentor)
Lt. Col. Dhillon (First Coach)
Gabriele Bühlmann (Current Coach)
Achievements (Main Ones) • Secured a Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in the 10 m air rifle event (pairs).
• In the same category, Bindra won Gold at the 2006 Zagreb ISSF World Shooting Championships.
• Abhinav Bindra also won 4 Gold medals at four consecutive editions of Commonwealth Games from 2002 to 2014. Out of these 4, the first 3 were secured in pairs event while the 4th was secured in the singles event.
• He has a total of 3 Silver medals under his belt. 2 from Commonwealth Games (2002, 2010) & 1 from 2010 Asian games (Team event)
Career Turning Point The 2008 Beijing Olympics was a big turning point in Bindra’s career. He became the only Indian to achieve Gold in an individual event.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 28 September 1982
Age (as in 2016) 34 Years
Birth Place Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Punjab, India
School The Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand & St.Stephen School, Chandigarh, India
College University of Colorado, U.S.A.
Religion Sikhism
Ethnicity Punjabi
Hobbies Visiting Museums, Collecting Indian Contemporary Art, Playing Games on PlayStation.
Family Father– Apjit Bindra
Mother– Babli Bindra
Abhinav Bindra with Parents
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Destination London
Girls, Affairs & More
Sexual Orientation Not Known
Marital Status Unmarried
Money Factor
Car Collection Volvo S-80 V8 Luxury car

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhinav Bindra

  • Does Abhinav Bindra smoke: No
  • Does Abhinav Bindra drink alcohol: No
  • At the age of 15, Abhinav Bindra became the youngest participant in the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
  • In 2001, Abhinav Bindra, at the age of 18, became the youngest recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports. Also, he was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2010.
  • Abhinav Bindra is the CEO of Abhinav Futuristic – the only company that sells Walter brand of pistols in the country. The company provides weapons to various police departments across India.
  • His career at one stage was jeopardized by a nagging back injury. Since 2006, he was down and out for months with a career-threatening spinal injury caused due to ligament over-stretching in the Lumbodorsal region. He took up a thorough rehabilitation programme that helped reduce the strain on his spine and made some technical changes for a better posture.
  • At 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra created history by becoming the only Indian to win an individual gold medal ever.
  • In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India.
  • Abhinav Bindra was conferred the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army on November 1, 2011.
  • He entered into shooting as a boy with -4 power in both eyes.
  • Bindra is the member of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

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