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Rio 2016: Abhinav Bindra finishes 4th in 10m Air Rifle Final, misses out on Bronze

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8: India's only shooter to win an Olympics gold medal in an individual category, Abhinav Binda, finished fourth in the 10m Air Rifle Final as he missed out on a bronze medal here on Monday (Aug 8)

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Qualified for final in the 10m Air Rifle Event in Rio Olympics, Bindra climbed to the fourth spot from seventh, but failed to make it to the top three with 163.8 points.

Rio 2016: Bindra in 10m Air Riflle Final

The Indian shooter failed to edge past Russia's Vladimir Maslennikov who went on winning Bronze medal. With this Bindra's Olympics journey comes to an end, as he was participating in only one tournament and India's hope for an Olympic medal were dashed.

Campriani Niccolo of Italy who topped the qualification with a score of 630.2, which is an Olympic record, clinched gold while Ukraine's Serhiy Kulish finished second in the event and bagged silver medal.

Earlier, his partner Gagan Narang, failed to make a place in the final eight and thus crashed out of the event.

Beijing Olympics gold-medallist Bindra finished seventh in the qualifying round to make the cut.

Bindra started the with 104.3 in first series, 104.4 in second seried, 105.9 in third, 103.8 in fourth, 102.1 in fifth and 104.6 in the sixth and final round.

Bindra, who is taking part in his fifth and last Olympics, scored 625.7 to book a berth in the finals. This is the only event Bindra is competing in the ongoing Olympics.

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However, London Olympics bronze-medallist Narang missed out after finishing at a lowly 23rd position.

Bindra, who crashed to a 16th place finish in 2012 London, scored 104.3, 104.4, 105.9, 103.8, 102.1 and 105.2.

His last series of 105.2 proved to be the clincher for Bindra, who raised his game when it mattered the most. The final is slated later today.

Heena Sidhu, who bowed out of the 10m air pistol in the qualification round, will be seen in action tomorrow (Aug 9) in 25m pistol.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Monday, August 8, 2016, 18:53 [IST]
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