Abhinav Bindra of India , won India’s historic ever individual Olympic gold medal at Beijing XXIX Olympics on Monday(Aug 11 2008) with a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the men’s 10 metres air rifle event .
India, winners of 8 hockey gold medals, had never won an individual Olympic title before Abhinav Bindra’s success. India’s last Olympic gold medal was from hockey (8th gold) at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
The Olympic Games have been the competition grounds for the worlds greatest athletes.
Until 1920 only the summer games were held. In 1924 the winter games began in Chamonix, France. The summer and winter games are each held every four years. Until 1992, they were both held in the same year. Since then, the summer games are held during the first year of an Olympiad, the winter games during the third year.
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