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Abhinav Bindra Says Bye to Shooting. Next Target? Sports Science

Abhinav Bindra, India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, officially announced his retirement from shooting.

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Abhinav Bindra, India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, officially announced his retirement from shooting. (Photo: Reuters)

Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra has revealed his plan to earn a living out of business that deals with “fitness, medical and high performance side of sports.”

Bindra, India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, today officially announced his retirement from shooting, saying that although it was “the thrill of his life” it is “time to move on and hand over the baton to the younger generation.”

After ruling the shooting range for more than a decade, Bindra, who will soon turn 34, has set his sights on his new business venture.

I am trying to earn a living. I am involved in business, trying to earn a living, put food on the plate. Well I am interested in sport but sport you know is not going to give me much money. I am involved in certain things, which is to do with fitness, doing something on the medical side, and I am also trying to do something on high performance side of sports.
Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav Bindra is set to enter the business of sports science focusing on fitness, medical and high performance side of sports. (Photo: Reuters)
Abhinav Bindra is set to enter the business of sports science focusing on fitness, medical and high performance side of sports. (Photo: Reuters)
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Contrary to perception, the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist seemed at ease with the fact that he has left competitive shooting. “It’s easy. It’s actually nice because that’s the way I am, I like to struggle and I have to start from scratch. So it’s wonderful, I feel like a 13-year-old trying to learn how to shoot. But it’s good and that’s the way it should be.”

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