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Athlete Biography BINDRA Abhinav

Athlete Biography
BINDRA Abhinav
IND – India
  Profile
  Date of Birth:Sep 28 1982 Height(cm/ft in):173cm / 5’8″
  Gender:Male Weight(kg/lbs):65 kg / 143 lbs
  Place of Birth:Dehra Dun (India)
  Residence:Chandigarh (India)
  Sport:Shooting
  Event(s):Men’s 10m Air Rifle
Historical Results 
Competition Highlights:Note: A complete explanation of data type and depth can be found in the Additional Information section of the biography
 
RankEventYearVenueResult
Olympic Games
710m Air Rifle2004Athens, GRE694.6
World Championships
110m Air Rifle2006Zagreb, CRO699.1
Asian Championships
410m Air Rifle2005Bangkok, THA695.3
 
              
 
Schedules and Results
DateTimeSportEventLocationResultReports
Aug 10 2008 13:00 Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle P-Event Training Beijing Shooting Range Hall  Reports
Aug 11 2008 09:00 Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle Qualification Beijing Shooting Range Hall 4Reports
Aug 11 2008 12:00 Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle Final Beijing Shooting Range Hall 1Reports
 
 
 
India’s Abhinav Bindra won gold in men’s 10-metre Air Rifle event in Beijing. Bindra shot 104.5 to take his total to 700.5 in the final. This is India’s first ever Olympic gold in any individual event and ninth in total.
 
In ten rounds, Bindra shot 10.7, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.5, 10.5, 10.6, 10.0, 10.2, 10.8 to clinch the first berth. China’s Qinan Zhu won silver while Finland’s Henri Hakkinen won bronze.

Bindra had shot a total of 596 out of 600, shooting a perfect 100 in 3 of the 6 rounds of the qualifiers. Bindra finished 4th to qualify 2 points behind Henri Hakkinen of Finland.

Gagan Narang, meanwhile, was very unlucky missing out by just 1 point on a countback after he was tied with 4 others after 6 rounds with an average score of 9.917 in the qualifiers. In a countback, since all five shooters, who were tied, had shot a perfect 100 in the last round, the 5th round scores were taken into account, where Narang had managed a 98, whereas the others had shot either a 99 or a 100.

If Narang had shot a 99 instead of a 98, 4th round scores would have been taken into account and Narang would have gone through.

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