After Asian Games Bronze, 'Hobby Shooter' Abhinav Bindra Eyes Rio Olympics in 2016

Updated: 23 September 2014 13:17 IST

Abhinav Bindra, who won two bronze medals (team and individual) on Tuesday at the Asian Games, hinted at his participation in Rio Olympics in 2016.

After Asian Games Bronze, 'Hobby Shooter' Abhinav Bindra Eyes Rio Olympics in 2016
File Photo: Abhinav Bindra reacts after winning gold in Glasgow. © PTI

After firing a bronze medal for India at the Asian Games on Tuesday, shooting champion Abhinav Bindra clarified his 'retirement' plans, with his eyes still set on Rio Olympics in 2016. (Asian Games Day 4 Live Blog | Tally | Schedule)

"I've been a shooter for 20 years of my life. I want to be a hobby shooter for a bit. If I am shooting well enough and at a level good enough to compete at World Cups, I will surely go for trials and compete. If I qualify for Rio, of course I will compete," Bindra told NDTV.

This comes a day after Bindra took to social media to announce his retirement from competitive shooting.

Bindra had also tweeted saying he was still hoping to feature in the Rio Olympics in 2016.

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