Asian Games 2014: Red-Tapism Ruins Abhinav Bindra's Preparations

Due to national federation's delay in sending entries to Incheon, India's Olympic champion and CWG 2014 gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was forced to go back to India for a day to secure a Korean visa. This change in travel plan ruined his preparation ahead of his final Asian Games appearance.

updated: September 18, 2014 21:45 IST
  • Total Shares
Abhinav Bindra Glasgow
Abhinav Bindra was the first Indian shooter to win a medal in the Glasgow Games--- a gold in the 10m Air Rifle event.


Abhinav Bindra shot his way to Olympic success, but he was not able to cut Indian red tape so that he could be ready for the Asian Games. (Asian Games: Travel plans leave Indian athletes in the lurch)

India's only individual Olympic champion says he has not been able to get vital rest and practice time before he goes into battle in the 10 metre air rifle event.

Games organisers were unable to send accreditation cards for Bindra and other members of the Indian shooting squad because the national federation had not sent their entries on time.

Show Full Article