File photo of Abhinav Bindra.

Abhinav Bindra roped in as event ambassador of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

India’s solely particular person Olympic gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra was on Thursday named occasion ambassador of the 16th Airtel Delhi Half Marathon scheduled to be held on November 29.

Bindra had gained the gold medal within the 10m air rifle occasion on the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

“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,” stated Bindra, a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Bhushan awardee.

“The spirit of the event energizes runners; instills faith. It has become a source of inspiration to conquer limitations and push limits.

“To salute the spirit of each participant, you have a chance to cherish the personalised limited edition Unity Medal, inspired by the Ashoka Chakra,” he added.

The 38-year-old Bindra has bagged seven Commonwealth Games medals, three Asian Games medals and one World Championships medal in his profession, other than the Olympic prime honours. Some of the world’s prime runners, together with defending champions Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu, will participate within the annual occasion, one of many first international sporting occasions to be hosted by India throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the worldwide and Indian elite runners can be initially line on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium right here, the amateurs from throughout the globe will be a part of them through the unique Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Mobile App.