Abhinav Bindra Bestowed Upon With the ISSF’s highest award The Blue Cross

2

New Delhi: The 36-year-old Abhinav Bindra, who remains India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, has been bestowed upon with the Blue Cross, the ISSF’s highest award.

India’s Olympic and world champion shooter Abhinav Bindra has been conferred the sport’s highest honour for his outstanding services as the chairman of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s Athletes Committee.

“Extremely humbled to receive the @ISSF_Shooting’s highest honour the Blue Cross at the General Assembly in Munich today,” Bindra wrote on his Twitter handle.

Bindra was succeeded in the post by the legendary American shooter Kimberly Rhode.

“Handing over the @ISSF_Shooting Athletes Committee to the legendary @KimRhode at her first Executive Committee meeting in Munich today !” The shooter, who created history by winning the 10m air rifle gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, was a member of the ISSF Athletes Committee from 2010 to 2014 and chairman from 2014 to 2018.

During this tenure he has also been awarded with the President’s Button and the Diploma of Honour in January 2016 in appreciation for his outstanding career as an athlete and role model for shooters globally.

With him at the helm, the committee has brought out a comprehensive Athletes Handbook, for the benefit of shooters around the world.

National Rifle Association of India president President Raninder Singh was awarded the ISSF diploma of honour gold medal at the general assembly.

He was presented with the diploma and medal by the outgoing longest serving president of the ISSF, Olegario Vazquez Rana, who was at the helm for 38 years.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh