India’s First Olympic Individual Gold Ever
Excerpt taken from Times of India
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 on Monday.
The 25-year-old, who qualified fourth for the event, shot an overall score of (596+140.5) 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.