Asian Games 2014: Bindra bows out with a bronze

  • Agencies, Incheon
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2014 09:27 IST

Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra claimed his first Asian Games individual medal by winning the bronze in the men's 10 metre air rifle event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon on Tuesday.

The 2008 Olympic champion Bindra had tweeted that Tuesday will be his last day as a professional shooter,

The Chinese pair Haoran Yang (209.6) and Yifei Cao (208.9) proved too strong for the 31-year-old Indian, who had a final score of 187.1.

Earlier in the day Bindra won his first Asian Games medal by taking third place in the men's team 10m air rifle event along with compatriots Sanjeev Rajput and Ravi Kumar.

The Indian team comprising Abhinav Bindra (625.4-47x), Ravi Kumar (618.9-43x) and Sanjeev Rajput (618.7-45x) shot a total of 1,863-135x to claim third position.

The gold went to the Chinese team of Yifel Cao (630.7-54x), Haoran Yang (629.2-54x) and Tianyou Liu (626.5-50x) with an accumulated score of 1,886.4-158x.

South Korea grabbed the silver after the trio of Sangdo Kim (626.1-48x), Hyeonjun Kim (622.3-44x) and Jinseop Han (619.2-44x) shot a total of 1,867.6-136x.

The bronze medal was India's seventh medal in the Incheon Games and fifth from the shooting range.

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