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Abhinav Bindra wins India's first gold

August 11, 2008

Abhinav Bindra won India's first ever individual Olympic gold medal on Monday with a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the men's 10m air rifle.

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  • Bindra had been fourth after qualifying but had a brilliant final round and even hit a near perfect 10.8 on his last shot to pull in front of Henri Hakkinen of Finland, who dropped to bronze with a poor final shot of 9.7.

  • Congratulate Abhinav Bindra!
  • Photograph: Getty Images


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