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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

World champion Abhinav Bindra clinched India's first ever individual gold medal at the Olympics, winning 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Games



Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra holds his medal on the podium after winning the finals of the men's 10m air rifle competition at the Beijing Olympics.

World champion Abhinav Bindra clinched India's first ever individual gold medal at the Olympics, winning 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Games here today.

The 25-year-old, who qualified fourth for the event, shot an overall score of (596+104.5) 700.5 in a thrilling finale which went right down to the last shot.

Bindra's historic feat makes him India's first-ever individual gold medallist, bettering the silver medal feat of double trap shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Athens 2004.


INDIA is a proud nation today. & one very long standing dream has finally come true. Thank you Abhinav Bindra, Thank you very much. We are proud of you & you make Us all proud of who we are - INDIANS !!!

Jai Hind!!! Vande Mataram!!!

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