Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Country’s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was on Thursday named the event ambassador for the 16th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) scheduled here for 29th November.
Bindra, expressed his happiness to be associated with the event “Today, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon has motivated individuals, young and old, to adopt a healthy lifestyle, run for a cause and empower women to put their best foot forward.
The spirit of the event energizes runners; instills faith. It has become a source of inspiration to conquer limitations and push limits.
In spite of the challenges this year, the amateurs have the opportunity to participate from different parts of India but finish together in spirit through the ADHM ” said the ace shooter. .
He further added, “To salute the spirit of each participant, you have a chance to cherish the personalised limited edition Unity Medal, inspired by the Ashoka Chakra.”
Apart from the Olympic medal,the former shooter, who was the youngest participant in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, bagged seven Commonwealth Games medals, three Asian Games medals and one World Championships medal during the course of his career.
After an illustrious career, Bindra retired from shooting post the Rio Olympics in 2016.
However, the 38-year-old isn’t done with sports just yet. Through the Abhinav Bindra Foundation, the now-entrepreneur looks to bring Global Best Practice to the Indian Sporting Landscape, and also encourages physical excellence with data-driven physiotherapy through ABTP.
On bringing Abhinav Bindra as the event ambassador, Anil Singh, MD, Procam International said, “Every year, we have the honour of having legendary athletes as the Event Ambassador. Abhinav Bindra is one of the greatest Olympians India has ever produced. His performance, dedication, commitment to sport, even today, resonates with the very fabric of the ADHM”