Abhinav Bindra shoots bronze in Hannover

Abhinav Bindra shoots bronze in Hannover

  
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Abhinav Bindra

walter_300X79pxAbhinav Bindra won the bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle in the International Shooting Competition of Hannover in Germany on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Bindra, preparing for his fifth Olympics, shot 626.1 (104.7,104.0,105.6,101.7,104.5,105.6) in the qualification and 184.5 in the finals to miss the silver by 0.1 point.

Abhinav Bindra poses with his bronze medal at the International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Abhinav Bindra poses with his bronze medal at the International Shooting Competition of Hannover

Heena Sidhu who shot an impressive qualification score of 388 to win the silver after shooting 199.1 in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol.

In the Women’s 10m Air Rifle, shooters from Iran Elaheh Ahmadi and Najmeh Khedmati dominated the finals and claimed the gold and silver medals respectively. India’s Ayonika Paul finished 6th while Apurvi Chandela finished 11th.

The Results:

Men’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Jan Lochbihler (Sui) 206.2 (624.7); 2. Nicolas Schalllenberger (Ger) 204.5 (625.6); 3. Abhinav Bindra 184.5 (626.1); 18. Aniket Sunil Mane 619.5; 42. Gagandeep Singh Bhangu 605.6.

Women’s 10m Air Pistol: 1. Sandra Hornung (Ger) 199.4 (382); 2. Heena Sidhu 199.1 (388); 3. Celine Goberville (Fra) 175.9 (379); 10. Annuraj Singh 374; 17. P. Shri Nivetha 372; 19. Anita Devi 370; 21. Shilpi Bisht 369; 32. Nethra Devi Murali 355; 33. Sheila Kanungo 352; 38. Ganga Priya Venugopal 334.

Women’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Elaheh Ahmadi (Iri) 207.9 (419.7); 2. Najmeh Khedmati (Iri) 206.7 (417.6); 3. Jolyn Beer (Ger) 185.9 (421.3); 6. Ayonika Paul 122.6 (419.8); 11. Apurvi Chandela 415.5; 56. Aishwarya Gupta 407.6.

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