Bindra chosen as ISSF nominee

Bindra chosen as ISSF nominee

In what can be termed a huge honour, Abhinav Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist, has been chosen to be the international shooting body’s representative for IOC’s elite International Forum, to be held in Singapore from June 27 to 29.

Bindra will be among a select few to attend the International Olympic Committee forum, where the sport will be discussed at length.

“Abhinav Bindra, India’s lone Olympic gold medallist in air rifle shooting, has been selected by the parent International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) to be its nominee representative for the IOC’s elite sixth International Athletes’ Forum in Singapore from 27th– 9th June, 2013,” the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said in a statement.

Naturally, the NRAI was thrilled with the selection of the 30-year-old Bindra.  “His selection is a very big honour for our country and National Rifle Association of India. It has been bestowed to Abhinav where he will discuss the issues concerning world shooting,” the statement added.

“Abhinav represented Indian athletes’ case very forcefully at IOC for bringing the disbanded IOA back to IOC’s fold.”