This morning, India won it’s first GOLD medal at the Olympics! Abhinav Bindra, 25, shot his way to victory in the 10 meters Air Rifle Shooting. It’s been 28 years since India won gold in the Olympics. The last such victory was the Hockey Team’s, 1980. And it’s the FIRST time ever that an Indian won a Gold in the individual category!! India is basking in all the Olympics glory now. Go, India, go!
It was such a proud moment, even as viewed on television. With China in the second place and Finland in the third, Abhinav Bindra clinched the gold in the Bird Nest Stadium in Beijing. The Indian Flag was unravelled in tune to the Indian national anthem. Thousands of spectators stood to attention, saluting and honoring India’s achievement. Really, so proud a moment!
Imagine it. 205 nations, 10,500 athletes, 1 gold medal for air rifle shooting. And India scores it! Fantastic is the word. In a cricket-crazy country, this gold is really the beginning of a new era in the sports history of India. It is a tribute to the immense sporting talent in India.
You make us so proud, Abhinav. All hail, India!
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