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Abhinav Bindra is the current World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. He is the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It was India's first gold medal since 1980, when the Men's Field Hockey Team won the gold.


Running Matters #231: Usain Bolt broke the world record in 100m final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with an untied shoe.

INTERESTING SPORTING FACTS: The average golf ball has 336 dimples > Princess Anne, daughter of queen Elizabeth ii, did not have to undergo gender verification at the 1976 Olympics due to “royal courtesy.” > The phrase about winning something “hands down” originally referred 2 a jockey who won a race without whipping his horse or pulling back the reins > China didn't win an Olympic medal until 1984. At the 2008 Beijing games, they won 100 medals.

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, American gymnast George Eyser won six medals: 3 gold; two silver, and one bronze. What makes Eyser even more unique is that he competed with a wooden leg. During his youth, Eyser lost most of his left leg after a train ran over it. This didn’t stop him from making history a few years later, becoming the only person to compete in the Olympic Games with an artificial leg, until 2008 when South African swimmer, Natalie du Toit, competed in the Beijing Olympics.


Shawn Johnson devoted to delivering important message about her Olympic success

Shawn Johnson captured America’s heart at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when the 16-year old gymnast took home gold in the balance beam…


Olympic Facts - Mark Spitz & Michael Phelps By Guevara Onofre Did you know that... Mark Spitz competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics where he was one of the favorites to win 5 gold medals.Unfortunately he won only two gold medals.Under the direction of James Counsilman Mark trained very hard for the Olympics in West Germany. Like Rachel Carson (environmentalist) Leon Uris (writer) Billie Holiday ( singer) Goldie Hwan (actress) Toni Braxton (singer) Frank Zappa…

Top10 Interesting Facts about Boxing Star VIJENDER SINGH---Ever since he won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, boxer Vijender Singh has well and truly turned into the face of Indian boxing. However, he has not sat on his laurels and has performed brilliantly almost at every other boxing tournament in which he has had the privilege of representing the country. However, his good looks and rustic charm has also made him into a marketers dream and the boxer from Haryana.

Usain Bolt ate 100 Chicken McNuggets per day for 10 days before winning 3 Gold Medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.