Abhinav Bindra , India’s only Olympic gold medalist narrowly missed out on a medal after finishing fourth in the final of Men’s 10 meter rifle at Olympic shooting centre.
Bindra started well, but few wayward shots cost him dearly as he lost the medal with total score of 163.8 points.
Bindra fell to the fourth spot with total score of 81.2 points in the third series but later climbed to 2nd position in fourth series.
He maintained this position till the 14th shot but a couple of poor shots saw him score 20.1 in what would eventually be his final series and tied at fourth with Ukranian Serhiy Kulish after the 16th shot. In the shoot-off that followed, Bindra could manage only a 10.0 while the Ukranian shot a brilliant 10.5 to move ahead, thus relegating the Indian to the fourth place.
Twitteraties gave farewell to Abhinav Bindra stating that he will always be the champion.