Bindra’s next target: Venture into business of sports science
Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra was, for a change, not his laconic self as he fired a parting shot in which revealed his plan to earn a living out of business that deals with "fitness, medical and high performance side of sports". Bindra, India s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, on Sunday officially announced his retirement from shooting, saying,"It is time to move on and hand over the baton to the younger generation".
Bindra had earlier announced that Rio Olympics would be his last competitive event. After ruling the shooting range for more than a decade, Bindra, who will soon turn 34, hads set his sights on his new business venture. "I am trying to earn a living. I am involved in business, trying to earn a living, put food on the plate. Well I am interested in sport but sport you know is not going to give me much money.
“I am involved in certain things, which is to do with fitness, doing something on the medical side, and I am also trying to do something on high performance side of sports," Bindra told reporters during an interaction on the sidelines of his farewell function.
"The role of sports science, sport medicine is incredibly important in modern day sport,” he added.