Indian shooting ace Abhivan Bindra, today, registered history after adding another accolade to his distinguished career being awarded the ISSF Blue Cross.
Blue Cross is the highest recognition in the field of shooting sports awarded by the by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF). The 36-year-old is the first ever Indian to win the prestigious Blue Cross award, which is presented for outstanding contribution at shooting.
“Extremely humbled to receive the @ISSF_Shooting ‘s highest honour the Blue Cross at the General Assembly in Munich today,” Bindra tweeted.
One of the most iconic figures of Indian sports fraternity, Bindra is India’s only Olympic Gold medallist, winning the maiden medal in the 2008 edition. He has also won the prestigious Arjuna award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Padma Bhushan award among others to his name.
The shooter came close to adding a second Olympic gold in the 2016 edition held in Rio de Janeiro. Bindra called it a day on his illustrious career at the age of 33.