Abhinav Bindra's Road to Beijing

Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

The day after!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008 – 7:42 PM

They have all been telling me what a huge achievement winning Gold is. I realise that but frankly the enormity of the goodwill generated has caught me by surprise. Honestly enough it really has not changed me, I am still the same Abhinav who just a day ago was hanging around alone in my room in the Olympic village. Frankly, all the attention is a bit overwhelming. I am not much good at making loud public pronouncements. That in no way means that this is not the most intense experience of my life.
For more than a decade now my life has been all about my sport. In fact, I do not have a life beyond the confines of the 10m range. I have had a range built in my own home to cut down any possibility of distraction and to be able to practise my sport whenever the fancy strikes me. It all did pay off, didn't it?
It has all still not sunk in. I will post more once the feeling settles.
I ran away from all the media and official attention yesterday after I had done the bit I had do in keeping with my new-found status. Instead I chose to go to a quiet dinner with some friends.
I would like to reiterate that everyone who represents India at the Olympic Games has put in years of toil and sweat. I ask the Indian people to support our athletes more. It is fine to celebrate our achievements but it is just as important to keep up the backing when we are not on top of our game.
It is important for India to do better at Olympic sport as these are the true measure of a nation's sporting depth. I wish more private initiatives come up with corporate support apart from the backing of the government. The joy that the nation feels at my win is humbling. I just wish that this is repeated more and more often.
With our depth of talent and expanse of people I firmly believe India can be a world-class sporting power. What we need are precise systems. I will try to do my bit at grooming the next generation. I would like to appeal to each Indian to also do their bit in prodding us out of sporting complacency.

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Hatedsoul said...

Stay the same and we will love you for the rest of our lives. We all Indians feel the joy and the success you shot with your gun.GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

Deepun said...

Abhinav,accept my heartfelt congratulations for mining gold for India at the highest level of sports event. I deeply appreciate your calm and collective stature post your Gold winning streak.
You made all of us proud.
Keep going, dude!!

പ്രതീഷ്‌ദേവ്‌ said...

abhinav, thanks for making every indian proud!

srikieonline said...

Congratulations Abhinav for this great feat!! You make us Indians proud!!! Have fun!

Rohit Srivastwa said...

Thats the sign of a winner
To maintain the modesty.

Keep it up Abhinav

Whimsical_Wanderer said...

Abhinav,
You really have made all of us proud and to tell you something, when we heard our national Anthem when you were standing at the podium, it just brought tears in our eyes and we all were waiting for this day to come.

I wish we have lot many days like this in this as well as in all future Olympics. Stay as you are, a down to earth and humble person. Wish you all the best and may you bring more and more glory to our country and make all of us proud.

bishwanath singh said...

It is a day to rejoice & solace to all of us that Abhinav Bindra though young in age has bagged gold medal in ten meter air rifle shoot event in Beijing Olympic today, the 11th of July 2008.He bagged this gold medal in his individual capacity whereas the captain of our Indian Hockey Team had won gold medal twenty eight years ago in the Olympic as for his team. The whole country is proud of AbhinavBindra as he has brought a good name & fame of our country by his hard work & firm determination in international arena. He kept our tricolors flag flying at top in the Beijing Olympic that is itself a singular news very soothing & solace to all of us living far & wide. He has established himself very well in international sports arena. He has not only opened avenues only for all those who are at Beijing Olympic for participating in various events to follow his suit but to all the youths of our country who are keenly interested to choose sports as their career to imbibe him to do exceedingly well & bring laurel to our motherland. in their chosen field of sports. Truly speaking, we were very upset with the performance of our participants in Beijing Olympic till yesterday unless we came across this very pleasant & soothing news today. Let us join billions of our countrymen to offer our heartiest congratulations to the young & budding star Abhinav Bindra for his brilliant achievement to bring laurel to our motherland! We wish him all success in his life. He must remember that he has to go long way as it is just the beginning not an end of his sports career. He has become an icon of youth & created history.Let him wish to guide our youth to succeed in the field of sports of their choice!It is well said that he has proved worthy son of his worthy father.You are most welcome to guide youths in right direction as you have become their icon & golden star.

anil said...

Thanks for giving me one of the Most memorable moments in ma life!!

Thanks a lot buddy!! May God Bless You.....

inderjit said...

Abhinav..u have made us proud..first time in my life i have heared our national anthem at the biggest sporting stage in the world.Tears came rolling down my cheeks when i saw our flag getting raised.
congrats to you.

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Ankur said...

U might have made a start to India becoming a greater force in olympics in future, you will provide inspiration to many others, and hopefully more corporate and government sponsership for sports will come in. congrats again..

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Harish K C said...

Congrates Abhinav..............!

L.R. said...

Keep up the right attitude you have now. The moment I saw you on the screen, there is striking similarity in beheaviour to that of S/Shri. Abdul Kalam, SRK, Sachin and Anand, the greats in respective field, who never allowed success to overpower their personality. I pray almighty to shower his blessings to prove that You can make everything happen.

Wishing you all success. I appreciate your tremondous determined effort and the pride you brought to our great Nation.

Abhay said...

Thanks Abhinav!!!!!

You have taken a bow certainly..
youth of our country will certainly follow you...
And Finally we have something else to Cheer for....other than Cricket....

God Bless you...
Keep Striking the GOLD....
Proud to be an Indian....

Gauri said...

Congratulaitons!! It is not the just the gold medal that struck me, but the the way you won it - coming from behind and finishing with nearly perfect shot. You have made all of us so proud! And yes, there are other sportpersons in the Indian Contingent who have toiled hard to be there and are hoping to emulate you now. Our best wishes will stay with them anyway. But right now, the heart deamnds to be filled with pride and let our hearts be so for a while! Congrats again :D

Thirumaran said...

Hey Abhinav,
Hearty Congratulations....We truly appreciate your simplicity, humbleness and modesty.....All the comments and suggestions posted by you are truly appreciate and you have proved that, IN THE MIDDLE OF DIFFICULTY LIES OPPURTUNITY.........CONGRATULATIONS from Ranjit, Mahesh, Selvi, Suresh

dakshina said...

Abhinav,

I believe this is really a very positive and balanced way of looking at any success

I appreciate you for highlighting the toiling of fellow players and calling for support for each one of them

Yes! Surely heartfelt appreciation to all the Indian athletes who have made it to Beijing and who have struggled but didn't make it and also who have the competence yet cannot make it for various reasons

With warm regards
From Chennai

Samarjit said...

Besh of the wishes to you and your family !! Infact everyone who has been involved with this great triumph need to be congratulated... great feet !! WELL DONE and GOD BLESS...

- Samarjit

Biddappa said...

on the lighter note..you will have a tough time handling the media back home..:)

misunderstood said...

Congrats matey!

I believe you have achieved something that is truly marvelous and the fact that it is the first one for India makes it really special.

Try to be nice and humble, and I wish you do more wonders for this family called "India". :)

yogsma said...

We all love you and all other athletes...our wishes are with you...Keep it up...finally yeh dil maange more...

Sand said...

Well Said Abhi!
I agree with you. People/organisations should come up to inspire the sports person. There are lot of things to do in others games/sports except cricket.

Hope to see more medals in Olympic for India.

Cheers!

vijay said...

Hey Abhinav, heartiest congratulations!! It was great to see to composed you were. I can't tell you, how happy I was to see India's name in the medal tally. Thanks a lot buddy! Your hard work has definitely paid off. I hope you repeat this success in all future games and other athletes are inspired by your performance.

I am also hoping for more corporate support in India for Olympic Games. I am sure your success will play crucial part in changing overall attitude towards looking at Olympic Games in India.

Also if there is any way by which a common man can contribute towards this cause then let us know.
Convey our wishes to rest of the Indian crew.

Have a great time in Beijing!!Cheers,
Vijay.

Siri said...

Abhinav, all of us are so proud of you. Please accept my congratulations and wishing you even greater heights !!!

ಚಿತ್ರಾ ಕರ್ಕೇರಾ ದೋಳ್ಪಾಡಿ.. said...

Abhinav....heartiest congratulations!!
-Chitra Karkera

Kousik said...

CONGRATULATION MAN!!!!
I request you to tell ours Ministers to do the proper infrastructure for building the performer like you.

Sudhir said...

Abhinav,you have made us proud....?I read some where...its not easy to make a single person happy but you have made millions of your country men happy and proud....the way you were composed even after the feat reflects the person you are....My Best wishes with you ....

shande said...

congratulations abhinav. Your feat will be definitely a breakthrough for India in annals of Olympics. It is nice to see 'India 1 0 0' in medals tally of morning newspaper, the day I was awaiting for so many years.

well, we will be with our athletes in good days as well as not so good days.

krishnasdreams said...

hello abhivanv........here my fingers are not moving to pick the letters from key the board to show my heart,filled with porud and joy and to congrats u and ur golden fingers......
thank u for the gold ...

Abhay said...

Congrats Abhinav....

Ace said...

Kudos to you Abhinav,
You were humble in your acceptance of the medal and yet yours is a crowning achievement that the nation has not seen before.

Rightly said, this country has no shortage of talent. The sporting infrastructure needs an overhaul. Apart from that, performances like yours will inspire more kids to take up sports knowing that there is so much glory(and money!) in it also. At the end of the day parents till date still value education and if there is a clash between sports and studies, we know who wins. I just hope our bias against sports as a whole changes now. And that has to begin from the schools.

Enjoy your time mate!

Shashida Nand Jha said...

Bro abhi, u made every indian to be proud on u. you have changed the scene of indian sports. this is really joyful moment for all of us. i wish the trend u have started will continue.
wish u all the best for ur coming events........

Pallav said...

Congratulations Abhinav! You have done India proud. Each time I saw the re-run of the medal ceremony on TV, with the national anthem playing and India's flag above all else, I got goosebumps. Thank you so much for showing us this day.

cartoonist ABHISHEK said...

अभिनव,
पोडियम पर खड़े होकर जब तुम गोल्ड मैडल ले रहे थे
भारत की आँखे खुशी में गीली हो रही थी...
देश के मस्तक को और ऊंचा करने के लिए बधाई शब्द छोटा है...

jayanti said...

Abhinav, your great achievement will definitely help Indians to have faith in themselves.

congratulations !

Suresh said...

Brilliant & many congragulations Abhinav !

Manoj Agarwal said...

Abhinav, Congratulations!!
Thanks for making us proud of our nation. May god bless you.

We were discussing your success all day at work. Some comments from my coworkers:

I still cannot believe this!
It feels spectacular!
Quite incredible to have this happen, though 'Goldfinger' Bindra isn't exactly a flash in the pan - he won the World Championships in Zagreb in 2006.
It is an incredible achievement!!! Frankly I did not expect to see an individual gold medal for India in these games. I am pleasantly surprised.
Hearing national anthem of India and seeing Flag of India at the top @ Olympics is very inspiring…
Amazing.

Abhirup said...

Abhinav,

Congratulations!!! And thanks for making us proud in world stage aganin.....
I am an engineering student from West Bengal. I want to do something for helping our sports. What and how can I do something progressive!

dillon said...

congrats ABHINAV!!!!!!! may u continue to win many more in the future. right now , is ur time to relax [ 12 -14 hrs of shooting everyday, eh??????]. sit back and watch , u have started it , india's wheel is finally moving. thank u and god bless!:D

anjooran said...

You already inspired a nation with that smile. Let many follow you. Proud to be an Indian.

Shimajiro said...

Hay Abhinav,

Congratulations!! Its a wonderful achivement and as an Indian, I am really very proud of you! Keep it up!!

Shital

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Dakshina said...

I congratulate you .Feel very excited from the moment the news trickled in. I am a mother of two young boys .I feel happy whenever our younger generation achieves anything with their hard work and determination. I can see it in you and in all others who are representing us in beijing.dakshina .chennai.

Vidya said...

Congrats Abinav....very proud of u...

meghufree said...

What an achievement despite so many odds!

congratulations raised to 10.

baby said...

You have given our mother India a perfect gift for her independence day... Thank you for making all Indians proud...!

Aashish said...

Abhinav, Congratulations on achieving the pinnacle of sport competitiveness! It is also very inspiring to see your humble attitude after such an achievement. You have not only made our country proud but also your parents, your coach, your family and all your hard work has come to fruition!
Congratulations once again and God Bless!

dhanashree said...

Hi Abhinav,
congrats man. U have made India proud.keep it up.

Razmin said...

Heartfelt congratulations.
Remain same.

Vinayak said...

Hi Abhinav

Congratulations from the bottom of my heart for this incredible achievement. Your hard work and efforts of many people, most importantly that of your parents have paid off. Today, you have made all of us proud. I wish you all the best for your future and congratulate you and your entire family and coach !!!

Ťôήŷ ΛЬѓąђąm said...

Congrats Abhinav on your wonderful achievement....You made our nation proud.....
We admire your modesty....
Keep going friend....
All the best!!!!

Hemant said...

Hi Abhinav,
Firstly a tons of wishes for gaining the rare feat and being the first Indian to do so, a tag which no one can ever take away from you. It makes me feel proud both as an Ex-Stephenian and as an Indian to belong to the place where u spent nearly 5 years in academics. The moment i saw your News on TV channels, I instantly rang up Carver Sir. I congratulated him for your success. He said he is not Sure of the info but he just a minute ago heard it from someone in office. He asked me, " So are you confirming me the news?". I said "yes sir". He replied," I was just waiting for confirmation, and now i ll announce it in school" , the echo of which could be heard throughout the country. I remember to have seen you in the daily assembly in school which at that time was a dream come true for me. I dont know u ll be reading this or not but i feel more proud for u as a human being. U are so mush composed and down to earth even after so much of publicity in media in india and now throughout world. This calmness and composed nature is the biggest strength of yours which made you mentally so much strong that you could face the pressure in the Beijing Shooting Range in order to yield the result in the form of an Olympic Gold medal. Once again Congratulations to you and God Bless you for your future endeavors. GodLuck!!

- Hemant Verma
2002 Batch(ICSE)
St. Stephens, Chandigarh.

Mohammed said...

Abhinav Well done.We all Indians are proud of you,specially your innocent smile

techdevil said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amogh said...

Heartiesttttttttt CONGRATULATIONS!!! Indian Pride has got a new name "Abhinav Bindra". When I saw the video on youtube when "Jan Gan Man" was sung.. it was just awesome moment...
Wish you all the best for many more golds in future!!!

techdevil said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

techdevil said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

deep said...

Abhinav - you've done us proud man.

Strong work!

www.sandeepsood.com

Nandini said...

Abhinav - I appplaud your plan and vision to groom the next generation of Indian Olympian.

We need more people like you !!

Congratulations and hats off for being so grounded !!

-Nandini Ravi

in di go said...

Abhinav, just stay the way you. Well done! You have done a nation proud.

venal said...

Abhinav,
Congratulations.............
we are here to support you....

Gaurav Kalra said...

Hi Abhinav,

Heartiest congratulation on your wonderful achievement.
This is my first ever blog and I feel very proud and happy that I have started bloging because of your wonderful achievement.
Once again I thank you for making the whole India proud.
We all love you and pray to god for more success.
God bless you.

Gaurav

raja said...

we salute you...........

VisitNorthEast.com said...

Thanks a ton, for making us proud at last. Gr8 work done. Hail Abhinav Bindra

Tarun said...

Abhinav, congratulations. We are really proud of you. I deeply appreciate what you have done. It's because of your we were able to listen "jan gan man" in olympic.

Thanks and keep going.

rajesh said...

hey avi....u did the same proud as is done by our soldiers everyday in different parts of the world..u r perfect example of..think global act local...accept my heartiest congratulation..kip it up..we are with you.god bless you

mahafreed said...

You rock! I have been inspired by your focus. It is nice that you are highlighting the problems in the system.
Great going! I had tears in my eyes when the national anthem was played... you have made me really very happy. When I read that you are also an MBA and CEO.. I thought to myself..it's time for me to work towards my goal too..
PS: Can I interview you???
THANKS!
Mahafreed Irani

niraj said...

Yestersay i came to realise that for a person to win it has to be HIS DAY to win irrespective of how hard he performs. first of all many thanks for this realization.
Abhinav, you've made it memorable not just by getting a GOLD medal aftr 108 years but you'll always be remembered and appreciated to be probably the only person in the history who sent every indian to clould nine and still having his feet firm on ground. Hats off to this cool,calm,composed,saintly meditative,contemplative and poised
creature.....and this unmatched shade of your character. CONGRATS!

Arul's Blog said...

Abninav,

Congratulations

You have realized the dreams of a Billion Indians. Our heart felt wishes for your outstanding achievement. May the heavens shower you with abdunant blessings.

Wish you More Success in the days Ahead.

raagoo said...

Congratulations Abhinav, you made all of us proud.

naga said...

congratulations to you and you made us proud. Even count for billion starts from 1, you started the count.

Young Blacksmith said...

Hi Abhinav, We are proud of you.....you are the Hero of India.......My heartfelt congrtaulations to you......Practise makes you perfect.....Reallly you are the India's GoldFinger....Wish you all the best in life...God bless you....

Pooja said...

Congratulations! It was no mean feat... all the best for the future!
Cheers

krishna said...

Abhinav The great.Your victory made me sleepless.I was telling of your feat to everyone like shopkeeper,bus conductor,friends and every one i came across.
I like your humility and the way you handled yourselves after winning.
you inspire crores of indians like me to win against all odds not alone in sports but in life..

quirkyalone said...

Congratulations Abhinav for achieving such an amazing feat!

Ragesh said...

Abhinav Bindra, The Golden Son of India.. Congratulations Dear Abhinav Brother.. We Proud of you, India delighted... You made all of us Indian proud. This will be one of the most memorable moment of every Indian. I dont have any words to tell how happy and emotional im. A wonderful achievement for India. We all Love you and pray for you & for our Indian teams... Keep going, wish you all the success in your life... Love you..

Ragesh - Kerala

krishna said...


Abhinav The great.Your victory made me sleepless.I was telling of your feat to everyone like shopkeeper,bus conductor,friends and every one i came across.
I like your humility and the way you handled yourselves after winning.
you inspire crores of indians like me to win against all odds not alone in sports but in life..

Appley said...

We are proud of you !!!!!!!!!!!
The one to stand for 110 crore.

Leticia Isaacs said...

What a wonderful thought..... and what a wonderfully humble man!!!

Vijay Bheemineni said...

Hi Abhinav, congrats for your amazing achievement. The best thing I liked about you is "You still had your feet on your ground even after winning the gold medal". I think that's what separates great people from rest. Keep going...

abhilash said...

Congratulations abhinav...
This moment is right among the greatest moments in the history of Indian sports.
We will never forget u in our lives

Ravichandra K.N said...

Abhinav,
congragulations! we all proud of achievement. The dream come through from ur success. hope u will contiune to pouch many gold in futute.

Arun said...

Abinav, It is a great achievement and you have made India proud..Keep the Indian flag flying High ...

Ponderer said...

Congrats on your superb achievement and making us proud! best wishes from Chicago! hope u do well and bring us more glory!

Raveesh Kumar said...

Congratulations Abhinav. Your name will be remembered by several generations in India as the 1st Olympic gold medalist of India. Wish more success in the future.

Raveesh

Ankit said...

Abhinav, you have made us all very very proud. I am a very advert follower of sports but don't expect much from the athletes especialy at Olympics.....

So you have done what no Indian has ever done before!!!! So, enjoy the moment and celebrate your success...
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN!!!! I SINCERELY HOPE THIS CHANGES THE INDIAN PERFORMANCES AT THE OLYMPICS AND WE START COMPETING NOW WITH US AND CHINA FOR MORE MEDALS.....

Ragunath said...

Congratulations Abinav, You made all of us proud...

Avinash said...

Never has a single Olympic Gold medal meant so much to so many people! A billion people..a 100 years.

Dude, you rock and let's hope that the golden hued spark struck by you turns into a raging inferno in our lifetime!

Avinash

Nilesh said...

zidd karo, duniya badlo.

Anand said...

congratulations! the govt should setup a sports university...what say?!

sharmaShivani said...

hey abhi you have brought laurels to this medal draught country . God bless you . i am so proud of you and your biggest ever achievement. Your persona is so dignified and full of characters just stay the same.
Proud to be AN INDIAN!!!!!

Ajish Kurian said...

Hai Abhinav, I am very proud of you. Now You are the gold of all Indians. May God Bless You, wish you all succes

abey e mathews said...

Congratulations!!

Anil said...

Congrats Abhinav! Great work.

Sharad said...

u had done a great job, and feel us proud. tears came in to my eyes when i heard the news. GR8.
A:Abhinan : Athens : 7th place
B:Bindra : Bejing : 1st place

pt27 said...

may you treat both the imposters(success and failure) just the same ,in the words of rudyard kipling .
nevertheless , its a stupendous achievement . you have done the nation and its people proud .
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
JAI HIND!!

benh said...

Abhinav - you made us feel proud in world stage.

Thank you and Hats off

Karuna said...

Well Done!

And well said too. Perhaps with your current status, you may be able to persuade private/corporate entities to support sports more.

Good luck in all your endeavors!

Karuna

sarath said...

My heartful congratulations....

U raised the pride of every INDIAN......

CHAK DEEEEEEEEE

G said...

Hey Abhinav

Heartiest Congrats, we are very happy for you.

MayilVahanan said...

Congratulations on winning the gold medal. I am happy and sad at the same time. I am happy that finally India has won a gold medal and the sad part is it has so long for us to reach us. Nevertheless it is a great achievement, you had very good points in your blog. The backing has to come from the corporates, people and of course the government.I am sure your victory inspires lots of Indians to aim higher and becoming a sporting power.

Simple Humanbeing said...

Well done Abhinav. You made all of us proud.

vinesh g said...

Yep, you are very calm. All can see that, but please do understand people in other sports really talk a lot without doing nothing. But you really desereve accolades cause it's real worth to talk your triumph and it will motivate other sports in India. Hopeful that people will come forward and have interest in other sports thanks via your achievement. I am glad that you'll be rememebered as person who has changed sports history in India. Yes, I am sure that people will look forward and have the hunger to perform in other sports. Country needs you Abhinav, I know it was tough journey for you all these years, but now that the things in your hand, please speak up now. Wish great journey ahead.

Muneer said...

Hearty Congratulations!!! Thanks for the Independence day gift!!

Harish said...

Dear Abhinav,

I will never forget the national anthem beiong played with you on the podium.You made us all proud.You are so humble yet so confident.We need more of your ilk in India.Great work and please don't forget the next games in 2012 ;-)

Thanks for the splendid moments!

shnkr_2004 said...

congrats Abhinav.I hope and wish that u will continue to win more gold medals for the country in the coming years of your glittering career ;).

Redev Pramod said...

eGod Bless You Abhinav !

You've made us really proud...

vineeth said...

abhinav congrats............we Indians salute u for giving the nation most appropriate gift 4 the nation on eve of independence day....
you r the new icon of YOUGISTAAN .stay cool and focused which seems to b the mantra of sucess.....njoy and keep goin

the kasl said...

cometh the hour, cometh the hero. Boy, are we proud of you! Your measured calmness in the final round and your matured showing after your win shows your grit and character.

Keep it up

suresh

rajesh said...

congratulation Abhinav!! You give us a most memorable moment for sports in India.......well done dear!!

indu.................. said...

congrats Abhinav .......
u really made all of us proud...
hats off 2 u
v all luv u....
indu

indu.................. said...

congrats Abhinav .......
u really made all of us proud...
hats off 2 u
v all luv u....
indu

One man army said...

Abhinav,
Now when you have the medal with you everybody will praise you and reward you but your achievement is simply worthless. This is indeed a milestone achieved and thank you so much.

God bless.

Steffi said...

Hey congrats u have done a gr8 job n made us proud it felt awesum when our flag was being lift up high al thanks to u ...hope u keep on succeding in d same way in ur life..God bless u..!! :)

SANKAR SALVADY said...

The collective tears in India out of people crying in joy due to your win would have far exceeded the death of many popular political leaders.

The humility and the grace with which you have accepted this mammoth achievement and the attention you are getting for it is far more impressive, Abhinav. You have your foot firmly rooted to the ground which is a characteristic of only true great men. I can only think of the best of the best like Dr.APJ, Anand, Sachin, Dravid who never got carried away.

I sincerely hope your achievements inspire a lot of youngsters to take up sports more seriously and corporates and government to sponsor sports better

Let this be a tip of an emerging iceberg rather than a one-off victory for India. Inspire Indians into believing that 'Nothing is impossible'

No thanks can ever be sufficient to express the gratitude of Indians to you.

Jai Hind

yunus said...

Congratulation abhinav. You are the real role model for all upcoming sports generation in India. Your total approach to the game was very cool and afer that it is shining, very soft spoken and humble to your achievements. May God bless you and your family.
Once again Thank you for your achievement.

kittu said...

Congratulations on thee goldd keep winning

Jasmine Kahlon said...

Abhinav, beta, sitting here in Canada, I got tears of pride and happiness in my eyes as I saw u wearing the gold medal around ur neck and the Indian Flag going up behind u. Congratulations! and a Mega Thank You for giving us the pleasure of this spectacle. For years we have watched big and small countries winning medals and now we can understand how it feels to be a winner of an Olympic gold! Have also read ur blog entry and I appreciate your sensitivity...may every dream that u dream for India and for urself come true!

QAsavy said...

You have re-written Indian history with respect to Olympics. It was so touchy to hear the National anthem being played at Beijing and you receiving the gold. You have made this entire country proud!!

Deepak Purohit said...

Great work abhinav,you really made us feel proud ...go on to win many more medals for india,our best wishes are with u.

ITworld said...

Congratulations Abhinav for this great work! You make us Indians proud!!! Congrats

Rajendra said...

Dear Abhinav,
Heartily congratulations from my whole family .I read your blog,watched on TV.I am deeply touched by your humble ,down to earth and most important fight till end approach.God bless you and you make us proud indians on many such olympic and world champion occasions !
Rajendra and Bhairavi

AB said...

hey abhinav! uve made us all proud! threee cheers to u!! keep up the great work! u have immortalised ureself for posterity! hope many more such medlas adorn ure able shoulders!

Raju Bathija said...

Dear Abhinav, Congratulations on winning the gold at the Olympics. You made every Indian proud of your achievement. Your feat will go in long way to shift attention towards other sports, besides Cricket in India. Well done.

Puzzled Private said...

Cheers Abhinav.. you have done us proud by geting that medal home. But more importantly, you have used your stature to send the right message to India when you said a sportsman needs support when he is not on top of his game.

We are a volatile race, always demanding the best but doing litle to deserve it.

I hope we can now spend the taxpayers money in meaningful directions like developing the sporting talents rather than paying dubious kickbacks for efence deals

Vasanth said...

You made us proub.Long live Abhinav and bring us many more such moments.

Vasanth D

Vinay BS said...

Congragulations for your achievement abhinav. I am feeling proud as a Indian. This will inspire many more sports persons in India. India is proud to have a sportsperson like you. Keep up the good work.

ಅಜೇಯ said...

Hi Abhinav,

Congratulations on your winning. You have made our nation proud. I read about your struggle and the effort you have put into this. Yours is truly an inspiring story. May other sportspersons be inspired by your story. Wish you all the best.

Regards,
Ajeya

sarivina said...

We are proud of you Abhinav. Heartiest Congratulations !!!!

Bhargav said...

Abhinav, I never imagined that India would win a gold in an individual event. You have made us proud. Though i don't know you know, it was like some close friend winning a gold. The connection was instantaneous

Kundan said...

Abhinav, u made the country proud n people of India is proud of U. Congratulations n keep this momentum.

Sarkar's said...

Abinav,
You proved yourself a genuine Sportsman......Cunning at the same time Humble.....I dont know about any other person....but you make me so proud that Yesterday is one of the greatest joyous moment in my life.
Thank you very much and GOD BLESS YOU.

Prathi:-) said...

hey dude:) congratttsss :) really really proud of u:)
im sure u must be flying high:) u deserve it:)
have fun:)
cheers,
Prathiba:)

bobby said...

Mr.Bindra,

India - salutes you for giving us an Identity at Olympics through a Gold Medal.As you have ritten in your blog,you are the same abhinav Bindra... that is a sign of a avery humble person, ground to earth.

Anyhow , we Indians too deserve now to hold our heads high and say" HERE WE COME,MAKE THE WAYS FOR THE INDIAN".

Great job done,Sir.May god wish you a lot of more medals in the years to come and you get your better half also...

Also as Guru Nanak dev said" Nanak neevan joo Challe , Lage na Tati Vaah".

Keep it up..Abhinav...

Vishnu said...

My heartfelt Congratulations to you. Aug 11 will definitely go down in the History of Indian Sports as one of the important day. You made all of us Proud. Way to Go!!

uma said...

Hearty congratulations on ur GOLDEN achievement!!!!!

Mlvk said...

Abhinav,

You have really opened up new avenues for sports persons in India. We Indians pride ourselves on our academics, but we've always been apprehensive about sporting careers. It is people like you who are the source of inspiration to those who have the guts and the focus to choose sports against all odds.

May God always be with you in all your endeavors!

Yusufee NATHANI said...

Congratulations !!

Keep it up Abhinav !!

Ninad said...

Hearty congratulations and many thanks for giving all of us the joy to revel in your awesome victory and listening to our national anthem at the Olympics!

Vishnu said...
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ஜகதீஷ் said...

Congratulations Abhinav!!

Amit Shah said...

Congratulation Abhinav,

Thanks for making every Indian proud!

ravi said...

Abhinav, congrats you have made each and every indian feel proud and proven that even indians are world class atheletes. i also want to congratulate your parents for their support and for making india proud. wish every indian who wants to be an athelete gets parents like yours.

det said...

CONGRATULATIONS FROM USA!!!

HEY DUDE I AM IMMIGRANT FROM INDIA HERE IN USA AND I REALLY CRIED SEEING OUR FLAG FLY HIGH WITH THE NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYING...CONGRATS DUDE AND WORDS CANT DESCRIBE AS TO WHT U HAVE ACHIEVED FOR ALL OF US THX A LOT!

shalaka said...

Abhinav,
It was such a great joy to hear "Jana Gana Mana" being played at Beijing, all because of you! Out of one billion Indians, it was you alone who made it possible.
Salutes to the Indian flag, to the national anthem, and to you, Abhinav Bindra!

The K said...

Hey Abhinav

Congrats on your achievement!

K

Prakash said...

congrates abhinav,,,,,,,this is our indipendent gift........Best wishes,,,,,,,

Shantanu said...

Congrats Abhinav!!

Vinu said...

Congratulations ....
You have made india proud....
Keep going..all the best

bumblebee... said...

......... इतक्या दुरुन
......... तुझ्या पाठीवर
......... अभिनंदनाची थाप द्यायची सोय
......... इंटरनेटने अजुन केली नाहिये!
......... तोवर सगळे भाव
......... या अभिनंदनपत्रात भरवुन
......... तुझ्या पर्यंत पोचवित आहे!

आम्हां भारतीयांना तुझ्यासारख्या अमोल भारतीयाचा अभिमान आहे!

अभिनंदन.... अभिनंदन.. अभिनंदन..!!

Maithili said...

What a moment it would have been for u to see the tricolor going up up and above along with national anthem played at the background when we all the Indians felt so proud and were overwhelmed with emotions!!!! Tons of Congratulations Abhinav!!! Keep up the good work. You were spot on in the post medal interview about the Indian people's attitude towards the sports. Keep shooting more GOLDS!!! Hope this will make all the youngsters take up sports in all the erena seriously with the support from GOVT and corporate support and the private organizations. Once again Heartiest Congratulations!!

Sushant said...

Congratulations Abhinav
You have done our country proud
Bravo

Alpesh said...

Thank You for making us proud.
You look so assured and composed..before and after victory..All the Best for coming events..

RUTUPARNA said...

HEI ! WHAT YOU TOOK FOR INDIA. THIS IS A GREAT ACVIMENTMENT FOR INDIA IN BETWEEN 60 YEARS. I LIKE U SOMUCH. I WILL REMEMBER YOU TILL MY DEATH. ENJOY YOUR WINING.

Indianize the world said...

the national anthem,the indian flag rising above the other two and u standing there in the podium brought tears to every Indian,tears of joy.u have changed the face of indian sports.u have signalled its rebirth.we just cant thank u enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
proud to b an indian!jai hind!!!

CONTEMPLATIONS said...

Abhinav !! You have done it man . The ever waiting moment to be rejoiced by any Indian. Well done my Dear friend. I like to say something Punjabi..

Pehlaan taa Gold medal jitnaa tey naal National Anthem wajaan oh vee tuhadey karkey,

Bayee Wah dil khushi naa smaa nai rihaa tey,
Tey sir faker naal jamaa jihaa gyaa.
Abhinav Bindraa Zindabadd!!!!

I think now the youngsters and the sports associations serioulsy have to think about the other sports too apart from cricket where our guys can deliver when the authorities support them for their every Ups and Downs.

Congratulations my frnd,... Mainu Mann hai tere tey...

Sudhakar said...

Heartiest Congratulations to you Abhinav. Hope you remain as humble as you've been so far, and here's hoping you do well in future events as well. I had the opportunity of reading about you and your injuries, and how you've managed to come back from behind and make a nation proud. I totally agree with you that the entire country needs to support its sportsmen even during their difficult times. Hope this will now sink in among the entire country. I was really impressed by the humbleness you showed even after winning an Individual gold for India. Stay the same and do well. You've made us proud. :D

gyan said...

Abhinav,
I am following you since you were 17. I was 15 then. One thing for sure ... I always considered as an ideal match for an olympic Gold. Today .. you have not only made us proud but also given me a hope for a bright future.
Hard work pays ... and you have set a burning example for that.

Kudos to your efforts.

ശ്രീവല്ലഭന്‍. said...

Congratulations Abhinav!
Great achievement indeed. We are all proud of you.

Sreevallabhan

Nagaraj said...

Dear Abhinav,
Congrats on a truly incredible achievement. It was a truly incredible feeling watching your win live on the web (Thanks to NBC in the US) and see the Indian National Anthem being played at the medal ceremony. Personally it was a truly proud moment for me as an Indian.

Pursuing any sport other than cricket in india and doing so with the focus needed to win at the Olympics requires some determination and persistence. Your efforts hence need to recognized. I am sure many other athletes deserve the same.

As you have rightly pointed out the "sporting complacency" in India limiting funds and support is what is keeping so many of our athletes from achieving their true potential.

Enjoy the moment and we are cheering for the other Indian shooters and other athletes at the games.

Keep the tricolor flying high.

Cheers.
Raj.

chaitanya kumar said...

yuhoooooo .... go bindra go bindra go. Congratulations !!! :)

Shreyas said...

Congratulations Abhinav! You have certainly given us a reason to be proud as Indians! Great going and I do hope your success inspires more achievements from Indian athletes at Beijing.

rajinder said...

Well done Abhinav. All the Indians are proud of u. It was very nice to see u keep ur composure in this moment of glory. Hats off to u, ur family nd ur COACH.

SK said...

Abhinav Bindra! The modest champion....
The feeling was just incredible seeing you one the podium with the tiranga going up and jana gana mana being played...
I had a lump in my throat and goose bumps all over my skin...and I'm sure every Indian felt the same way...
Kudos!

Lohith said...

Please accept my heart-felt CONGRATULATIONS Abhinav for this stupendous feat. I immensely appreciate your tremendously cool and calm composure in the intense final rounds. Zillions of thanks for making the nation proud and inspiring every Indian. Wish you get more such medals in future. Keep up the spirits and good work mate!!

Nura said...

Man whatever you have done yesterday is the dream of every Indian. And your way of expressing your Excitement is something to Admire. Your interview after winning that gold, shows your respect for the fellow competitors & for the sport. You really showed the maturity & uplifted the spirit of many young Indian Dreamers.

Yet an another sign of INDIA maturing.

NURA

Arnab said...

Hey,

Congrats man...
Thanks for making the nation proud!!

Muthuvel said...

Congratulations!!!
Let India see more success.

Kamal Rathi said...

Kudos to You Abhinav, due to You, atleast We got the chance to see the Tricolor raised for the first place and the National Anthem played at the Olympics.

Pooja said...

Congrats Abhinav... You have made we Indians proud.. Wish u all the best in ur future endeavours...

Vik said...

Abhinav,

You are the man. It is an incredible achievement for anyone and specially if you are Indian since the encouragement is almost zero. I congratulate you coach Gabrielle too for believing in you because on days when you are down, there is no one writing comments on your blog.
Enjoy the moment, attention and the glory which comes with being a super champion. You deserve every bit of it.

Saswat R Sahu said...

Dear Abhinav Sir, Congratulations...........


Every Indian proud For You!

Rahul said...

I know it feels like a mean Indian. To be honest 1 day ago I might even know who you are. Even mot sure if you would really read this particular comment out of the many pouring in. But honestly today I feel proud of you and want to wish a very hearty congratulations on your achievement.
I have shown many Indians including me your true strength. I really have no idea about how you managed it but I still feel the immense hard work you must have done has paid off & at the right moment.
Good luck for your future as well..You have become a hero.

sulu said...

Congratulations Abhinav

Karthikayini said...

Words are not enough t praise you.You have made India proud.

all i feel, all i think ! said...

My hearty congratulations Abhinav!U have made us feel proud.I wish such victories repeat forever!

Vijay said...

Hearty Congratulations..Stay the same as you are. If you change, then you will not be able to put in the same efforts. Our Cricketers go after money and fame and then success does not follow them.

Thanks for making the country aware that there are other games that do exist and are far more challenging and rewarding than Cricket.

I hope you will bring us more medals and success in future. Wishing you all the best.

Amit said...

Hello Abhinav
U have made indians proud.

plz accept my wishes
Amit Joshi
Dehradun

Vishal Jalan said...

Congrats!! You have made us proud

all i feel, all i think ! said...

My hearty congratulations Abhinav,u have made every Indian to feel proud!I wish such victories repeat forever!

Homer said...

Congratulations Abhinav!

yesterday MTV had a tickr saying girls would still have Yuvraj and Dhoni's posters in their room and not urz..
I would say they r wrong!!!

A person so talented yet so humble.. who has made all of us proud would be having a place in our hearts let alone our rooms!! :p

Vijay said...

Hi Abhinav,
I never write comments. But today I was forced to Google to find your blog. You have done all of us proud but more than that you have proved the system wrong against all odds. Hats off to your parents who supported you throughout. Please continue the good work and all the best in your future endeavors.
Regards,
Vijay.

Manoj said...

congratulations and thankssss for making every indian proud

Sumit said...

congrats man
you really made india proud
and showed the entrire country who was busy watching indias horror performance cricket instead of watching the olympics and giving them support
well done
hats off to you

congrats

Dr. Sumit Arya

all i feel, all i think ! said...

My hearty congratulations Abhinav.u have made every Indian to feel proud. I wish such victories repeat forever. All the best. keep shining!

Binoy said...

Abhinav, a billion Salutations to you!

bhaskar said...

hi Abhinav,
Well done
Congrats
keep going like this in your career

Sruthi said...
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Umsy said...

U have made us all proud!!! God bless

spandan said...

hi abhinav i m spandan 20 yrs old. i was watching ur match yeaterday frm begining.i tell u yesterday my feelings towards game of cricket changed as ur sport ie shooting is a much much difficult sport and to come out as a olympic champ in that sport is a really big thing. thanxx for making me proud,us proud and whole india proud. thanxx.

Suhas said...

Well done Abbinav. Thanks for making us proud. Wish you all the best for more and more of such medals in your future career.

rohit said...

congrats.
you have done india proud.

keep going

Sruthi said...

Congratulations on the feat. Its truly a moment of pride. I do not understand your sport, but strangely enough, i feel the same pride (well, may be a little less) that u might be feeling. Its a moment of glory for all of us, because u toiled for a couple of decades.

anshuman said...

well said abhinav.u spoke like a true champion..i truly agree with you and hope that more initiatives will come from all parts of the society including govt to improve the sporting culture in India.U have given us the hope and confidence that we are equally good to the rest of the world if not better.just we need better facilities and determination to do well...hope your success will be the first step towards the process of changing face of the country in the sporting arena...congratulation again...

K said...

I reckon you will be Roger Bannister for India ! Well done bhai. The tricolor flies higher!!!

Supriya said...

congratulations! you have made us all proud!

Saucy said...

Well. heartiest congratulations to you Abhinav. Its really a great achievement for country and you and everybody realizes that.

Dinu Nanjappa said...

Hey Abhinav, you have taken India to a new height which none of us had seen it earlier. Every kid today knows who is Abhinav Bindra by overnight thanks to your achievement by winning the Gold for the nation of over a billion.

India now expects you to be the role model for each youth in India to motivate them to repeat this episode at the Olympics every occasion. You have achieved something that was never done by any individual in the country that has been participating at the Olympics for a century now.

My heartfelt Congrats to you and I am sure you will repeat this Abhinav era at the next Olympics too! Oh God! What a moment for India it is! God bless you brother.

DoN Vito said...

Hey abhinav..
you 've done the country proud..
hope u do it again in london..

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