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Rio 2016: Hopes high as Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang go for medal

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 8 Aug 2016 8:34 AM GMT

Rio 2016: Hopes high as Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang go for medal
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Rio de Janeiro: Amid the failing of Indian athletes in the Rio Olympics, eyes will be on Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and Gangan Narang that whether or not they make it for India.

Aiming win, duos will be seen contesting in the 10m air pistol event in the Rio de Janeiro of Brazil.

Up till now, Indian shooters have disappointed in the game. Whether it is women shooters trio Ayonika Paul, Apurvi Chandela and Heena Sidhu or men shooters Gurpreet Singh and Jitu Rai, all fell to the same outcome.

When Bindra and Narang will enter into the battlefield of Rio, their only thought will be to win a medal for the tricolour. India too hopes the same from the talented athletes who have shown their expertise in the various shooting events.

More about Abhinav Bindra:

  • 33-year old Bindra was born on September 28, 1982 in Zirakpur of Punjab.
  • He was trained by the German coach Gabriele Buhlamann who also appeared in the 2000 Olympics.
  • In 2008 Beijing Olympics, Bindra bagged gold medal in men’s 10m Air Rifle event for India.
  • He also won several prestigious awards including Arjuna award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Padma Bhushan.

More about Gagan Narang:

  • Aged 33, Narang was born in the Chennai of Tamil Nadu on May 6, 1983.
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event.
  • He is given Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Shree award for his contribution in the sport.

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Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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