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CWG Photos: Hero's welcome for goldfinger Bindra

Last updated on: July 28, 2014 13:44 IST

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It was a memorable swansong at the Commonwealth Games for Abhinav Bindra as the ace marksman bagged the 10m Air Rifle gold medal in a gripping finale.

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The cynosure of the day certainly was the 31-year-old Bindra, who finally won an individual gold at the quadrennial extravaganza which had eluded him on four previous attempts.

The champion is back in India and wrote on Twitter, “My friends in the media who are keen to speak, while I appreciate your warmth and interest I am not too well and unable to speak. Seek your understanding.”

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Image: Abhinav Bindra
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Bindra, who has already won nine medals including three gold in pairs events, was calmness personified as he did not put a foot wrong in the final round, having finishing third in the qualifications at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, Dundee.

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Image: 'Something for my nephew to play with,' Bindra wrote on his twitter feed
Photographs: Courtesy: Abhinav Bindra/Twitter

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Bindra, first Indian Olympic individual gold medallist, shot an aggregate of 205.3 to set a Games Record.

"This is my last Commonwealth Games. Five CWG and nine medals, it is enough for me," Bindra said.

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Image: Abhinav Bindra
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Asked if Rio 2016 would be his last Olympics, he said, "I will take one thing at a time. I will decide later."

He joked that after retirement he would take up journalism as career. "Journalism is an easy job, I may become a journalist after my shooting career."

Bindra said he would now focus to the World Championships to be held in a few months time.


Image: Abdulah Baki of Bangladesh, Abhinav Bindra of India and Daniel Rivers of England, receive their medals following competing in the mens 10m Air Rifle at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Photographs: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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