Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee

MUMBAI: Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra has been elected chairman of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) athletes committee. The ISSF which  is the world body representing the sport confirmed the appointment in a letter that was sent to the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), which is the representative body of the sport in India.


Bindra will be the first Indian shooter to be bestowed with this honour and by virtue of being chairman of the committee he will also become a member of the administrative council of the ISSF.


Bindra said, “It is a great honour, not only for me personally but also for the country as a whole. This honour comes with the great responsibility of representing the views and concerns of shooting athletes from across the globe appropriately, effectively and in a balanced manner towards the betterment of the sport, and I look forward to doing justice towards serving that end.”


NRAI president, Raninder Singh commented, “It is a matter of great pride for the whole Indian shooting fraternity that Abhinav has been elected to such a prestigious position. He has always been eager to do his bit for the athletes and the sport of shooting. He has also been very proactive within the NRAI itself in trying to raise the bar of Indian shooting continuously. We are confident that he will shine as always in this new responsibility as well and wish him all the very best.”

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