# 32 – Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra discusses his journey, importance of focus, mental resilience, his current work with IOC on mental health and initiatives of Abhinav Bindra Foundation

Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra discusses his journey, importance of focus, mental resilience, his current work with IOC on mental health and initiatives of Abhinav Bindra Foundation.

Show Notes

01:10 – The early days and initiation into the world of shooting

04:10 – Facing set backs and official skepticism early, and lessons learnt

07:20 – Athens Olympics and how an ill fitted tile robbed Abninav of a potential Gold Medal

11:45 – Battling back injuries in the lead up to winning the World Championship in 2006

14:45 – Importance of meticulousness and process in achieving excellence

17:50 – “Success was the real crisis” – winning the Beijing Gold Medal and aftermath

23:35 – Why Abhinav rates the 4th place finish at Rio higher than winning the Gold Medal at Beijing

26:55 – “A Shot at History” – Abhinav talks about his autobiography and why he wrote it

30:00 – Current involvement with IOC on mental health

31:55 – Abhinav Bindra Foundation and its grassroots work on improving sporting excellence

37:20 – Advice to recreational athletes

Follow Abhinav

Instagram:@abhinav_bindra

Twitter: @Abhinav_Bindra

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbhinavBindraOly

Abhinav’s Autobiography

A Shot at History – Amazon Link

Abhinav Bindra Foundation

Instagram:@abfoundationind

Twitter: @abfoundationindia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abfoundationind

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Website: abft.in

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