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India celebrates Bindra's triumph

August 12, 2008

Euphoria erupted in college canteens and office cubicles in India as the national anthem played and the Indian tricolor rose high in Beijing on Monday.

  • Congratulate Abhinav Bindra!
  • The celebrations were for Abhinav Bindra, made history when he won India's first ever individual Olympic gold medal with a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the men's 10 metres air rifle event in Beijing.

  • Images: Bindra wins India's first gold
  • Bindra's historic feat makes him India's first individual gold medallist, bettering the silver medal feat of double trap shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Athens 2004.

    India's last gold medal at an Olympics came in 1980 when the hockey team emerged triumphant in Moscow.

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