Monday, August 11, 2008

Bindra wins first Olympic gold for India

SHOOTER ABHINAV Bindra made history on Monday (August 11) when he won the first ever individual gold medal for India in Beijing Olympics. Bindra won the gold medal in Men’s 10 metre Air Rifle event in Beijing with an incredible performance in the final. His total score read 700.5.

China’s Qinan Zhu won the silver medal with a total score of 699.7. While Finland’s Henri Hakkinen won the bronze medal with 699.4 points. Hakkinen was leading the field after the qualification round, but was unable to hold off Bindra and Zhu in the final.

Before the last shot, Bindra and Hakkinen were on first place together, but Bindra secured the gold medal with his best shot of the final, an outstanding 10.8

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