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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.


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“The King of Clay” as he is popularly called, was the first male player ranked in the top five to win the gold medal at the Olympics. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Nadal won his first gold medal by defeating Fernando González of Chile in the finals in the hard court. After Andre Agassi, he is the only male player to complete the Career Golden Slam (winner of the four grand slams and the Olympic Gold medal).


Basketball, while not as big as soccer, is also popular in Spain. After giving the stacked United States team a run from their money in the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal game, many people realized that basketball was good there. Many children also play basketball. Due to the fact that coaches have to get certified, the coaching is also usually good. Many people consider Spain to have the best basketball in Europe, which was backed by their Olympic performance.