When Abhinav Bindra participated in the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000, he was the youngest participa
nt in the Olympics with mere 17 years of age. Everybody had eyes on this young lad thereafter and when he started his quest for a medal in Beijing Olympics 2008, he surprised and surpassed everybody’s expectations by hitting the bull’s eye and eventually winning a gold for India after a long gap of 28 years. He won gold in 10m air rifle event, indeed it was a proud moment for a country like India in which craze for other sports except cricket is negligible. Abhinav Bindra a young lad of just 25 years of age hails from Chandigarh. Winning this medal just before 61st independence day of India , it had given enough reasons to people to celebrate this day with more vigour and vitality. The news of India winning a medal in Olympics flashed across all news channels. They declared this day epic in the history of Indian sports, which is very true. Focus now shifted on Abhinav Bindra’s residence at Chandigarh. The proud parents were the centre of attraction now, reporters asking for their reaction on their son’s achievement. Questions like “ How you are feeling now after you heard this news” ? or “ Had they talked with their son after he won the medal ? These regular questions were asked by each and every news channel. In the meantime news of announcement of cash rewards by various state governments and organizations also came pouring in. Let’s hope in the future we don’t have to wait so many years for winning a medal in Olympics. hoping that the concerned organizations will sit back and revamp their strategy and plans, so in future India’s chances of winning medals gets more brighter by several folds.