Blue Cross: Abhinav becomes first Indian to get highest shooting honour

Published on December 04, 2018
Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra (36) and still India's only individual Olympic gold medallist was awarded the coveted International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Blue Cross.
Blue Cross: Abhinav becomes first Indian to get highest shooting honour
  • With this, Bindra is the first Indian to be awarded the Blue Cross.
  • The award is conferred for outstanding contribution to the sport of shooting and honours distinguished members of the international shooting fraternity.
  • Blue Cross is the highest recognition conferred by the parent body of international shooting- ISSF.

About Abhinav Bindra:

  • He has won the Olympic gold medal (2008), World Championship gold (2006), 7 Commonwealth Games medals and 3 Asian Games medals in shooting.
  • He became the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal by winning the top prize in 10m Air Rifle event at 2008 Games held in Beijing, China.
  • He was given Arjuna award in 2000, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2009.
  • He had narrowly missed out on the second Olympic medal at 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, post which he decided to retire from the sport at the age of 33 to make way for next generation of Indian shooters.

Question:

Q. Who is India's only individual Olympic gold medallist that was awarded the coveted International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Blue Cross?
a. Abhinav Bindra
b. Deepika Kumari
c. Rajvardhan Rathore
d. None of the above

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