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Abhinav is shy, introvert lad: Family, teachers, friends
26-year-old, who has made India proud by winning the country's first individual Olympics gold at Beijing, is a shy, introvert but very focused on his aims, according to his parents, teachers and friends.
Sania retires hurt from Olympic tennis singles
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Monday crashed out of the women's singles event at the Olympics after retiring midway through her opening round match against Czech Iveta Benesova
Bindra now seen commanding Rs 20 mn per endorsement
After winning India's first individual gold at the Olympics, Abhinav Bindra can charge at least Rs 20 million ($500,000) per endorsement - an amount commanded by top Indian cricketers, says the sports management firm that handles his affairs.
Rewards galore for Bindra
Cash rewards to the tune of Rs 1.66 crore and other goodies were on Monday showered on India's first Olympic individual gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, whose historic feat at the shooting range in Beijing sparked street celebrations across the country.
BCCI announces Rs 2.5 mn cash award for shooter Bindra
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Monday announced a cash award of Rs. 2.5 million to the Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra.
Youths have new icon in Bindra: Kalmadi
After years of disappointment, Indian sports officialdom finally wore a golden smile with shooter Abhinav Bindra's triumph at the men's 10 metre air rifle event in the Beijing Games in Beijing on Monday.
Hope my medal changes face of India's Olympic sports: Abhinav
Cricket will probably continue to rule the hearts back home but India's man with the golden gun Abhinav Bindra desperately hopes his Olympic gold changes the face of sports in the country.
Saina sails into badminton quarterfinals
Saina, ranked 15, defeated World No. 5 Wang 21-19, 11-21, 21-11 in a gruelling pre-quarterfinal contest at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.
Abhinav Bindra - Grit and determination personified
For a man who could not even lift a rifle for almost a year let alone shoot with it, Abhinav Bindra's gold medal at the Beijing Olympics is more than just a historic feat -- it is a miraculous story of grit and determination.
Bindra wins first gold for India at Beijing Olympics
World champion Abhinav Bindra clinched India's first ever individual gold medal at the Olympics, winning 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Games in Beijing on Monday.
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Medals Tally (Beijing 2008)
Country G S B T
1. China 51 21 28 100
2. USA 36 38 36 110
3. Russia 23 21 28 72
4. Britain 19 13 15 47
5. Germany 16 10 15 41
6. Australia 14 15 17 46
7. S Korea 13 10 8 31
8. Japan 9 6 10 25
9. Italy 8 10 10 28
10. France 7 16 17 40
50. India 1 0 2 3
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Medals Tally ( Athens 2004)
We are proud of Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar and Bijender Kumar. Congratulations to all of them. I hope now the corporate world and media in the country will concentrate more on games other than cricket.
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