Bindra re-elected to ISSF Athlete Commission

New Delhi: India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was re-elected as one of the seven members of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) Athlete Commission.

Bindra, who was first elected during the 2010 World Shooting Championships in Munich, was re-elected during the just concluded Worlds in Granada, Spain.

Out of the 13 athletes nominated by the respective member federations, Bindra emerged as one of the top candidates for the four vacant slots. The others to be elected were Serbian Zorana Arunovic, Marco De Nicolo from Italy and German Henri Junghaenel.

“It’s a great moment for all of us to see that shooters from all over the world have faith in Abhinav and his professionalism,” National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh said in a statement Wednesday.

“We at NRAI are confident of providing all possible support to Abhinav and all other shooters from the country for their growth and development.”

The remaining three committee members, with its chairman, will be appointed by the ISSF Executive Committee Nov 29 in Munich.

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