BCCI congratulates Bindra

The Indian Cricket Board has congratulated shooter Abhinav Bindra for clinching India's first ever individual gold medal at the Olympics in Beijing.

updated: August 16, 2008 06:43 IST
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New Delhi:

It is raining incentives for India's first-ever individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra with the BCCI announcing a Rs 25 lakh reward for the shooter for his feat in the ongoing Beijing Games.

In a congratulatory message, BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla said, "Bindra has done the country proud with his achievement."

Shukla also added that BCCI would continue its endeavour towards the development of Olympic sports in the country.

"The BCCI will continue to support Olympic sports and scout for fresh talent to promote them," he said.

"The BCCI will give Abhinav Rs 25 lakh. He was already on our team of athletes whom we were supporting," BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla said.

Bindra created history in the Chinese capital by claiming the gold medal in 10m air rifle event today to give India its first individual gold medal.

Bindra became India's first ever individual gold medallist at the Olympics after winning the 10m air rifle event in Beijing this morning.