Rio Olympics 2016: Abhinav Bindra, India's lone individual gold medallist, lost in the 10 metre Air Rifle men's Final at Rio Olympics 2016.
Rio Olympics 2016: Abhinav Bindra, India’s lone individual gold medallist, lost in the 10 metre Air Rifle men’s Final at Rio Olympics 2016. Earlier on Monday Abhinav Bindra brought new hope for the Indian contingent, when he qualified for the finals in the 10m Air Rifle event. After a disapponting campaign for Indian shooters in Rio Olympics 2016, Bindra’s qualification had brought some optimism and glory but it faded soon. Gagan Narang who was also participating in the same field had crashed out of the tournament in the qualifiers itself. The search for a medal continues, as earlier Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu had also failed to win a medal for India. The expectations were high from veteran Abhinav Bindra.
Italy’s Campriani claimed the gold medal in Men’s 10m Air rifle event. In the final round Bindra was in the fourth position for the most time, and during the shootout for the brozne he scored 10 while his Ukrainian opponent scored 10.5 points. In the qualifiers Abhinav Bindra had finished seventh in the final standings, scoring a 625.7 while Gagan Narang finished 23rd before crashing out. Niccolo Campriani of Italy finished first, scoring 630.2 points. The finals will be held at 8.30 pm (IST) on Monday.
Today 14 gold medals are to be won across eight sports like artistic gymnastics, fencing, diving, rugby, judo, wightlifting, swimming and shooting.