Abhinav Bindra's Road to Beijing

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

expressing my gratitude to all

Saturday, September 20, 2008 – 9:18 AM
Over the last couple of days I have been saddenned reading and hearing things about me.  I am not the type of person who likes controversy and being ungrateful to anyone or getting success & fame into my head is the last thing on my mind.  Setting the record straight I am grateful to every organisation /association who supported me.  I know there were plenty of people in the system who believed in me - i am really thankful to them, also there were plenty of people in the system who never believed in my abililties- A bigger thank you to them - cos its they who gave me a lot of motivation to show what i was capable of.  So i hope with this i have covered every possible person  to thank and i hope we can put an end to the controversy and focus on far more subjects in hand and that is the development of indian olympic sport.

I strongly stand by what i have said all along & that is that our athletes deserve the best possible support for preparation.  the support must be provided on time.  I have absolutely nothing against any person or any person heading any federation. My belief is that every federation must be run professionally and effeciently so that the athlete can focus on what he or she is supposed to do and that is to train and compete with a free mind and not worrying about where the next bullet is going to come from. It is the job of the federation to facilitate this process for the athlete, cos its because of the athletes that a federation exists.   When this starts to happen i can assure you that performance will improve a lot , and it would give a feeling that there is someone for you.

On a much more exciting front, i have just started to help with suggestions  to formulate a programme for some junior shooters.  This is really exciting and i am very hopeful there will be some much needed support forthcoming for our future stars.
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Apologies....

Thursday, September 18, 2008 – 1:01 AM
have tried (unsuccessfully) for the last couple of weeks to cut myself off the phone/internet/television and really introspect and actually rest up after a hectic first half of my life. So would like apologize to my readers for sporadic posts and really being missing but i am in a weird frame of mind lately with so many things on my plate adn really not knowing where to start....
for starters I am now trying to focus on giving back to shooting and actually doing some assessments on what is really required and best to go about doing things that will be most beneficial to our shooters. The most important thing to winning a medal is to have the right plan and right vision and hopefully when i give these someone will listen.
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