October 20th, 2011
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Abhinav Bindra clinches silver

abhinav-bindraKuwait: Beijing Olympic Games gold-medallist, Abhinav Bindra won silver in the men’s 10m air rifle event at the Asian Airgun Championships in Kuwait leaving behind Asian Games champion Zhu Qinan of China. Bindra, who had reduced Zhu Qinan to tears in the Beijing Olympic Games by grabbing the gold, shot 594 with series of 98, 99, 99, 99, 100 and 99 and then followed it up with a 103.6 in the finals to claim silver.He was 2.6 points behind the Chinese who shot 598 in qualification.

While Satyendra Singh jumped up to grab the bronze, following 593 in qualification and the best score in the final (103.7), Gagan Narang took the seventh spot at 694.5 following a preliminary score of 592.

The results: Air rifle: Men: 1. Zhu Qinan (Chn) 700.2 (598); 2. Abhinav Bindra 697.6 (594); 3. Satyendra Singh 696.7 (593); 7. Gagan Narang 694.5 (592).


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