BCCI announces Rs 25 lakh award for Bindra

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New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced a cash award of Rs 25 lakh to ace shooter Abhinav Bindra for the first-ever gold medal in any individual event in 108-years of Indian Olympic history.

Bindra clinched the gold medal in the men's 10-metre air rifle event at the Beijing Olympics.

''Hearty congratulations to Abhinav Bindra for winning India's first-ever individual gold medal at the Olympics. He has done the country proud. His achievement heralds a new era for Indian sport,'' BCCI President Sharad Pawar said in a statement.

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