Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra on 25 July 2014 won the Gold medal in Men’s 10-m Air Rifle event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland He shot 205.3 points to win the Gold.
The Silver medal was won by Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh and the Bronze medal was won by Daniel Rivers of England.
This was Bindra’s first individual Gold medal in Commonwealth Games. Earlier he had won Gold medal in pairs in Manchester (2002), Melbourne (2006) and Delhi (2010). So far he had only won Silver medal in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games in individual category.
Women’s 10-m Air Pistol
In the Women’s 10-m Air Pistol event, India won its first medal of shooting in the 2014 Games. The medal came in the form of Silver medal won by 16-year-old Malaika Goel. She shot 197.1 points to win the Silver.
Malaika, currently ranked 15th in the World, hails from Ludhiana in Punjab and is a product of Olympic Gold Quest.
The Gold in the Women’s 10-m Air Pistol event was won by Shun Xie Teo of Singapore and the Bronze medal was won by Dorothy Ludwig of England.
About Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ)
Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) was founded in 2001 by former billiards player Geet Sethi and badminton player Prakash Padukone. It was founded to support athletes in winning Olympic gold medals.
OGQ is a program of the Foundation for Promotion of Sports and Games which is a Not for Profit Company under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956.
OGQ aims to create a level playing field for our athletes to enable them to be competitive at the highest level of sport. OGQ’s first test was the London 2012 Olympics. 4 out of the 6 Indian medalists were supported by OGQ.
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Who: Abhinav Bindra
When: 25 July 2014