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Bindra claims third gold in Inter Shoot Tri series

February 09, 2014 12:10 IST

Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra added another gold to his tally at the Inter Shoot Tri series Shooting and became the first individual to win three gold medals in the event at Hague, Netherlands.

Abhinav BindraBeijing Olympics gold medallist Bindra was in roaring form as he clinched the yellow metal in the Air Pistol event on Saturday.

In a lively competition, which saw current Olympic Champion Alin George Moldoveanu competing, Bindra shot 209.0 and 209.3 in the two finals to outclass the field by 3.3 and 2.4 points respectively.

Interestingly, Bindra had topped the qualifiers on Friday in the second competition with a total of 627.7, 6.6 better than the second placed Moldoveanu.

In the first competition on Thursday, Bindra had qualified in the eighth place with 613.3, but beat the top qualifier Peter Hellenbrand of Holland in a strong climax as he wound up with the last two shots of 10.6 and 10.8.

He did the same on third day by 10.7 and 10.7.

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