New Delhi: Abhinav Bindra, India’s lone Olympic gold medalist in air rifle shooting, has been selected by International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) to be its nominee representative for the IOC Elite 6th IOC International Athletes’ Forum in Singapore from June 27 – 29, 2013.
Thrilled with Bindra's selection, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said in a statement, that his selection was a very big honour for our country and National Rifle Association of India. “It has been bestowed to Abhinav where he will discuss the issues concerning world shooting," said the statement.
In a bid to find a way for India's return to the Olympic movement, Bindra had in May represented the athletes in the meeting among the representatives of the Indian Olympic Association, Sports Ministry and the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne. The NRAI further stated, "Abhinav represented Indian athletes' case very forcefully at IOC for bringing the disbanded IOA back to IOC's fold."