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Zhu avenges Olympic loss against India

other Updated: Nov 13, 2010 13:21 IST

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Zhu Qinan of China made amends for the bitter defeat in the Beijing Olympics by winning the men's 10m Air Rifle shooting gold at the Asian Games on Saturday. Zhu, who wept openly after losing to India's Abhinav Bindra in Beijing, shot perfectly to secure China their fifth title out of six contested on the opening day at the Aoti shooting ranges.

Bindra, India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist, went out of contention in the qualifying stage after losing in a five-man tie-breaker. But Zhu had the satisfaction of defeating another Indian, Gagan Narang, in a tense final that went down to the final shot.

Narang, winner of four golds at last month's Commonweath Games in New Delhi, was just 0.6 points behind the Chinese going into the final round.

But the Indian, who carried his country's flag at Friday's opening ceremony, managed just 9.7 with his final shot against Zhu's 10.4 and had to settle for the silver. Kim Ki-Won of South Korea took the bronze medal. Zhu ended the day with two gold medals, having anchored China to the team title with a one-point victory over India.