Abhinav Bindra receives ISSF's highest honour

The 2008 Olympics gold-medallist was conferred with International Shooting Sport Federation's highest honour, the Blue Cross.

Photo of Abhinav Bindra receiving the Blue Cross and the Diploma of Honour from the ISSF president Olegario Vazquez Rana (left) and the secretary general Franz Schreiber in Munich on Friday.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Former World and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, the Chairman of the ISSF Athletes Comittee, who has been inducted as a member in the IOC athletes committee, was presented the Blue Cross and Diploma of Honour in appreciation of ‘’exceptional services’’ to the sport.

"Extremely humbled to receive the ISSF’s highest honour the BLue Cross at the General Assembly’’, tweeted Abhinav.


The president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), Raninder Singh, was presented the gold medal and the Diploma of Honour for "exceptional services to the sport’’ of shooting, by the outgoing president of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), Olegario Vazquez Rana at the General Assembly in Munich on Friday.

The ISSF president has been in office for 38 years.

Expressing gratitude, Raninder said, ‘’I am humbled by this award and want to express my sincere gratitude to outgoing president Rana and all member federations for believing in Indian and supporting us throughout. I accept this award on behlaf of the entire NRAI team, who
have been tireless in their pursuit of growing the sport in India, the Government of India who have stood by us at all times and above all the shooting fraternity in the country, who are simply the very best’’, said Raninder.

August this year marked a decade of Bindra's feat, which remains one of the most inspiring moments in India's sporting history.  

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