25 year old Indian shooting ace Abhinav Bindra won the first Individual Indian Olympic Gold Medal Ever. This win supercedes the silver medal feat of double trap shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Athens 2004 last time. And he blogs…
Abhinav Bindra Wins Olympic Gold Medal
Abhinav Bindra is an Indian shooter from Zirakpur, Mohali district, Punjab and is now the Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event by winning the gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He now becomes the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games. Previously the Indian Hockey team has won gold in Olympics 1980.
I would like to reiterate that everyone who represents India at the Olympic Games has put in years of toil and sweat. I ask the Indian people to support our athletes more. It is fine to celebrate our achievements but it is just as important to keep up the backing when we are not on top of our game.
It is important for India to do better at Olympic sport as these are the true measure of a nation’s sporting depth. I wish more private initiatives come up with corporate support apart from the backing of the government. The joy that the nation feels at my win is humbling. I just wish that this is repeated more and more often.
Lenovo athlete bloggers
Besides providing computing technology, Lenovo’s sponsorship of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, they have launched the Voices of the Summer Games Lenovo Blogger Program, and have invited a collection of athletes from every sport and every region around the world to showcase their blog and talk about their experiences leading up to and during the Olympic Games. Now that gives a true picture of the real side of sports, their effort, ambitions and joys. Incidently last time silver medal winner, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also blogs and is a Lenovo Olympic Games Blogger.
Here is the video of Abhinav Bindra getting his Olympic Gold Medal at the Olympics Awards ceremony. A proud moment for Indians. A giant leap for Indian Sports.