Abhinav Bindra, the 2008 Olympic gold medallist was conferred with shooting’s highest award by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) at the General Assembly in Munich on Friday.
The Arjuna awardee on receiving the prestigious Blue Cross took to Twitter to express that he feels “extremely humbled.” The 36-year-old Bindra had created history during the Beijing Olympics when he became the first Indian individual to clinch a gold medal. The Zirakpur-born Bindra also remains the lone Indian till date to clinch the gold at the Olympics.
— Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) November 30, 2018
Bindra had also clinched 4 gold medals in the Commonwealth Games (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) and one gold during the 2006 World Championships.