Monday, August 11, 2008

India Shines With Gold..!!

Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra has a knack of creating history. He has done it again in Beijing.

From being the country's first world champion in shooting to emerging as its maiden individual Olympic gold medallist, the 24-year-old Abhinav has displayed nerves of steel and a dogged determination over the years to attain the highest sporting glory.

It has been a tough journey to Beijing for the 'silent killer', as his father AS Bindra calls him.

Abhinav bravely fought a career-threatening back injury, which forced him to opt out of the Doha Asian Games. He booked his Beijing berth by winning the 2006 World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia - a first by an Indian.

And on Monday he lived up to the expectations of a million fans back home to give the country its first Olympics gold in 28 years after the men's hockey team's triumph in Moscow, 1980.

7 comments:

Priya Joyce said...

whooopeeee I am very happy.

Hemanth Potluri said...

i am very happy that india got its first ever individual gold...thnks to bindra..

urs..hemu..

prajyot said...

@priya

hey m happy too..looks like india will surely shine with inspiration by anubhav

prajyot said...

@hemant

yeah..m happy too..finally its indian performance at olympics and that too beating chinese players...!!wow...

Aneesh said...

Yah, Congrats!!
India rocks!!

prajyot said...

yeah aneesh..india really rocks...

joiedevivre said...

yeah
dats a real achievement
hard wrk paid off