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Working hard for Rio Olympics, says Abhinav Bindra

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Kolkata: Geared up for the Rio Olympics this August, Beijing Olympic Games gold-medalist Abhinav Bindra today said he was hopeful of a medal once again. “I am working hard. Leaving for Germany in a couple of days. I would be competing there,” Bindra told PTI on the sidelines of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet (TSKLM) here.

He said the tournament in Germany, where he had gone to train himself last year, would help him prepare for Rio. “I am preparing well and in a good space at the moment. I am putting my best foot forward,” said Bindra who has already written his autobiography, ‘A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold’.

When asked whether he is hopeful of a medal in Rio, he replied in the affirmative. Bindra had struck gold in the 10 meter Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.