Abhinav Bindra Becomes First Indian To Be Honoured With Shooting’s Top Award By ISSF

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Bindra had also clinched 4 gold medals in the Commonwealth Games (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) and one gold during the 2006 World Championships.

Meanwhile, the longest-standing ISSF President, Olegario Vazquez Rana retired on Friday, after serving 38 years at the lead of the ISSF.

Bindra congratulated Vasquez on Twitter for his contribution and said that, “it’s an end to a great era for ISSF.”

“Today mark an end to a great Era for @ISSF_Shooting as President Vasquez retires. It has been a great honour and privelage to serve the sport under his presidency. Wishing him all the very very best for the future,” Bindra tweeted.

Meanwhile, Raninder Singh, president, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was named among four vice-presidents elected by the ISSF during the General Assembly.

Barring the top podium finishes, Bindra also clinched two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games (2002, 2010) and one bronze during the 2006 Games.

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