Abhinav Bindra's Road to Beijing

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

First day home....

Saturday, August 16, 2008 – 7:09 PM
Finally got home yesterday cocooned in Z-plus security. There is supposed to be a threat to my safety. As to why anyone would be interested in killing a shooter who has spent the last 12 years of his life shooting and successfully hitting a 0.5mm bulls eye from 10m away escapes me. Possibly I could just invite these fellows over for a shooting match... be it with a bb gun ;)
So I got over the fact that I have Z-plus and was actually thrilled to be home since its been more than 6 weeks. I was itching to play with my close buddies chotu and buddy. The fellas have really grown and did seem unusually excited to meet me at first. But soon enough they were back to doing doggy things with their usual disregard for my commands. Looks like the medallion around my neck does not have them too enthralled.
Since I now seem to be able to throw my weight (all 60 kilos of it) around, I tried it with the fur-balls assuming they would be far more obedient after my Olympics gold. Hey! I even tried waving that medal in front of their noses and they for one second thought it was some kind of treat but after sniffing at it were absolutely disinterested.
It was a bit of a relief to be honest -- somethings don't and should not change.
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smruti said...

hi abhinav,
how r u???
what happened no blog since last 4 days....i m waiting for ur new blog.
u must be enjoying ur success with ur family, friends
and lastly not to forget ur sleep which
was the most essential factor for u after returning home.....
but dont forget us........
ur fans are really missing u...
hope ull write soon.....

Regards,
Smruti

Mina Jade said...

By the way, congratulations on your gold medal! It is a great achievement, and well deserved.

Best wishes,
Mina Jade

innovating potential beyond ma boundries said...

hey Abhinav congratulations to you.
thanks.

Lalitha said...

My heartful congratulations abhi,really knowing one celebrity's blog and sendg my wishes is so exciting for me too. There is a poem in telugu the zist of it is a father feels proud of his son only when the society identifies him of his performance.So again congratulations for makg ur parents feel proud of u.
goodluch.stop shootg for sometime and search a suitable girl for u.:P

hemanth said...

really we are proud to be indians because of u.........ur achievement is marvellous.....congrats for ur success.......

Shweta Mohapatra said...

we have a second medal. fantastic...you seem to have set the trend :)

Cj said...

Way to go man !

Shaifali said...

hi Abhinav
frankly speakng i had not heard ur name b4 this event bt after i came to knw abt ur success i couldnt stop myself by congratulating u.
great congrats 2 u for fullfilling ur dream n dream of india also
hw r u feeling yaar after dis???????/

Acharya said...

congrats

Acharya said...

hi

Shakunthala said...

Hi..This is Shakuntala from Bengaluru.Myself and all my family members wants to Cngragulate you...We are very happy for you...
Happy Future...
Thanks

Indian Soul said...

Congrats on your win. Its really making us proud.
But can u tell me how the foreigners getz so much of medals in a single game and we play only for one.
Plz dont mind on my question!!, This is just a curiousity as i have also heard of the swimmer guy of America winning so much of Gold in swimming itself

DIVYA said...

This really is a good blog. good writing. :)

rithu said...

my great salute to you mr. abhinav bindra we all wish that you achieve many more laurels to our country 'INDIA'

alok said...

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!


I do not know, who has written such a nice poem . I felt that it reflects your personality. Thank you for making us proud.
Regards,
Alok Dubey
(alok_dubeyforu@yahoo.co.in)

jagman said...

hi abhinav. first of all congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! for the gold medal and secondly thank you so much for making us feel proud. i was so happy at that time there were tears in my eyes and i can't even imagine what were you feeling after winnig the medal. i don't have even words to praise you. thank you so much once again. now just have rest n enjoy this golden preiod of your life. god bless you brother!!!!!

jagman said...

hi abhinav. first of all congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! for the gold medal and secondly thank you so much for making us feel proud. i was so happy at that time there were tears in my eyes and i can't even imagine what were you feeling after winnig the medal. i don't have even words to praise you. thank you so much once again. now just have rest n enjoy this golden preiod of your life. god bless you brother!!!!!

Parul said...

hi!!! ABHINAV.
Why you don't write regularly on your blog????
You are like a inspiration for me. please its a humble request write regularly.
I would be grateful if you would send me the secret of your sucess.
bye
waiting for your reply

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Prits said...

"As to why anyone would be interested in killing a shooter who has spent the last 12 years of his life shooting and successfully hitting a 0.5mm bulls eye from 10m away escapes me. Possibly I could just invite these fellows over for a shooting match... be it with a bb gun ;)"

Damn funny! And congratulations

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Jill said...

Ur totally right in saying that some things should not change. These things keep u the person that u r, remind u that whatever happens, they are gonna b the only things that will never change around u.....U've kindled r spirits to rise up and say, Go India! Congo!

Mirna said...

hey abhinav..
congratulations on your victory..Im not going to resort to cliches and say you did the nation proud and all cuz im sure you've heard it a lot over the last coupls weeks..but have gotta say that as a literature student
who has no freakin' clue about your sport, it did make me proud to see the flag go up when you won. so thank you for that..
do upload pics of your "fur balls"..as a dog lover myself I know how rewarding relationships with our canine companions are..
strayed into your blog for the first time today..like your sense of humour..think I'll be coming back more often :)
p.p.s do continue to write even after all the hoopla is over please.
p.p.p.s am from calcutta. not that that means anything but..:)
anyway take care and relax now..you deserve it..

preetikasachar said...

this blog of urs got a smile on my face:)it must be a big relief for u to know dat atleast ur dogs r oblivious to ur acheivement...ironic isn't it:)?keep writin'...'coz celebrities are like seen out there, but this is a wonderful way of showing that u r one of us:)

VIDYA said...

you are prly the most down to earth celebrity-sportsman ever, and i must say tht why w all love you :) cheers! any ads in the pipeline???

Nandini said...

First of all congratulating 4 ur victory.One thing which is great is ur humbleness in the peak of victory.All regards and wishes.

ziddi riddhi said...

i hope my CONGRATULATIONS don't come too late.......i hadnt known abt ur blog but when i was googling 4 ur name i came 2 know abt it.

Your folks must be so proud.....mah mom's bin following all da news abt u n she was da 1st one to tell me how hard you'd worked...an all da training n counseling in Germany....i just hope that ur win sets an eg 4 all da upcoming sports persons n teaches dem not to loose heart if dey ever encounter failure.

An am sure dat ur dogs must be doubly happy 4 ya....their way of showin love is a li'l diff......mine wants me to giv her a gud rub weneva she's happy 2 see me...HE HE

Have a grt time at home n Congrats 1c again

Femin Susan said...

Abhinav, hearty congrats. you have created a history in shooting. All INDIANS are proud on you.Congratulations.....
meet me at my blog

http://www.poems-of-nature.blogspot.com/

Madhu said...

I am impressed by your humility and self deprecating attitude. Keep going.

pal said...

hi abhinav u have made us so proud.congrats!I was so thrilled to see India getting a gold medal.
I am sure life must have change a thousandfold for you but the way u maintained you calm and were so composed inspite of paparazzi encircling u ws truely commendable..good job dude!!!

Ocean Blue said...

Dear Abhinav,

Every Indian is proud of you. And very few mortals rise to this level of fulfillment, achievement & highest tide in short but oceanic journey called life.

Yours,
Ocean Blue

http://oceaninspring.blogspot.com

prashant said...

The finest steel has to go through hottest fire. your life is also like that.

paappu said...

Hi Abhinav,

U r the gr8 inspiration for youngsters like us...U made us to feel PROUD....my hearty CONGRATULATIONS 2 u...

with regards,
Janu

Sachin Palewar said...

Congratulations Abhinav for your Gold Medal winning feet. Its nice to see that you still are same and have your sense of humor intact. We all are proud of you as you already know. Have you checked out what Amitabh Bacchan said about you on his blog. Its really worth checking out if you haven't already. I included his remarks on my blog - http://palewar.blogspot.com as well.

You already have a lot of companies/individuals supporting you and I would also like to do something for you if possible in my own small way.

We are a software startup and will be willing to develop any kind of computer/mobile software which can help you with your sport and life as a good-will gesture. Please let me know if you have something in your software wish list.

Arun Srinivasan said...

Very few people can reach the pinnacle and stay there for quite a long time. You have held the fort till now.
You have been the most composed person I have ever seen. I think I'll follow that trait of yours from now on.
I do expect more magic from you and your precious rifle.

All the Best for your future!!!

Still here said...

Congratulations....you have done all of us sooooooooooooooooooooooooo proud and i hope we dig many more in the years to come!!!

and i hear that you have been names as the most suitable bachelor...do i have a chance??LOL

Archana said...

Hearty congrats....

NIDHIYA said...

ABHINAV
YOU MADE A NEW PAGE IN INDIAS HISTORY FOR YOURSELF...AND HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS...

BUT BY CONSIDERING THE FACILITIES AND THE CIRCUMSTACES THAT HELPED YOU THE ART OF THIS VICTORY LOSSES.

sagar said...

hey!
i need to confess that honestly i had never heard of you but i was fortunate enough to see your final countdown of win on my television.It was amazing.i was stunned.The next morning i managed to read all your possible articles in every newspaper and magazine.i saw all your possible interviews.I must say that you have left a spectacular impact on me.You've inspired me.Abhinav bindra-dignified,charasmatic,affluent,focused,intellectual,smart....(the list in endless for me).After having such a huge success and probably after creating history in the indian olympic win you were just so calm and subtle throughout.Not much ecstaticism on the face-just a gentle smile having everything expressed.You have managed to give india a new route and succeeding in a sport in which india not even specialises is a win in it's own way.I have much more to say but i unfortunately am lacking in words.GOD BLESS.It's my dream to meet you.take care.sd

vidhi said...

oh ur two cute dogs....
im jealous of u Abhinav for owning them....just kidding sorry..
well..very nice to hear u liking ur pets very much....previous year's b'day gift rit?

Uday said...

Great.You had bring us on word Olympic Map.Congratulations
Uday Sawant Pune

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arnab said...

Respected Blogger,

I shall be ever very grateful if u please remove the comments about Mr Abinav Bindra as i am no way related to it and it is causing serious problems as i happen to share the same name.Please Please help me.I hope u understand the situation and help me out.someone unknowingly has utilised my email address. Please.

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