Sunday, August 10, 2008

Abhinav Bindra wins Gold for India

World champion Abhinav Bindra created history today by winning the Gold Medal at Beijing olympic.

The 24 year old won a gold medal for India and ended a 28 year drought. India last got a hockey gold in 1988. This is a great individual effort and makes the entire nation proud.

Abhinav Bindra ended the poor run of Indian shooters at the Beijing Olympics by qualifying for the men's 10m air rifle event finals here today and finally winning the gold medal for the event.

Bindra's final score was 700.5 and the seilver medalist had 699.7.

This gold medal by Bindra is a proud moment for the entire nation which had been starved of any medal leave aside gold medal. This is a proud and happy moment for the entire nation.

Bindra, a Khel Ratna awardee, finished the qualifying event joint fourth with Romania's George Alin Moldoveanu after the duo shot a score of 596/600.

The bespectacled shooter managed a series of 100,99,100,98,100 and 99.

Meanwhile, Finland's Henri Hakkinen qualified first for the event with a score of 598/600 after shooting a series of 100,100,99,100,100 and 99.

China's Qinan Zhu was a point adrift of Hakkinen with a series of 100,100,100,100,99 and 98.

Congratulations to Abhinav Bindra, his family and the nation for winning the first gold medal at Beijing Olympics. This is a proud moment for the nation as we get our first individual gold medal at Olympics.

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