My only goal was to win the Olympic gold medal, says Bindra

Mumbai, Aug 30 (UNI) Abhinav Bindra, India's golden boy has admitted that his only goal was to win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Speaking to BBC Hindi India Editor, Sanjeev Srivastava in an interview which will be aired on BBC Ek Mulaqat programme, the excerpts of which are with UNI, Bindra said winning the gold at Olympics was his passion.

''I wanted to do well for myself, I wanted to do well for my country and that was my goal. I have never been fascinated by fame and publicity so it's never appealed to me. So I'm just going with the flow.'' Speaking about his deadpan expression after winning the Gold Medal, Bindra said ''I had no fear and fortunately for me, it was my day. And I won and I was happy. But I'm not a drama person. I'm not a Bollywood actor or something. I'm not the type to jump up and down. I was calm and composed because I realise that there is very little difference between winning and losing and I appreciate the fact that others also work hard and I respect that. I was happy and I was enjoying the moment.'' Speaking about his sport, Bindra said, ''the reality is that you cannot ever figure out this sport. If today something works and if you go back tomorrow and try the same, you will fail completely. So it's a very challenging sport. You never know how you will actually do it.'' ''Every day is a new day. If you solve one problem, other problems crop up. So in that way it's a very challenging sport and that's why I've been fascinated by it. It's very challenging. Every day there's a new challenge,'' he said.


Story first published: Saturday, August 30, 2008, 19:52 [IST]
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