Abhinav Bindra, the only Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal, was conferred the Inspirational Giant of the Decade honour at the 2021 Sportstar ACES Awards on Sunday.
An inspiration to a new generation of Indian shooters, Bindra made history when he won the 10m air rifle event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, two years after winning the World Championships gold medal. He has also achieved success at the Commonwealth Games with four gold medals, two silver and one bronze, and has one silver and two bronze medals from the Asian Games.
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“I’m extremely humbled to receive this award. My gratitude to the jury, to Sportstar and the entire Hindu Group for deeming me worthy of an honour such as this. I thank you very much,” Bindra said on receiving the award.
“I would also like to take this opportunity…