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Congratulate Abhinav Bindra!

August 11, 2008

Abhinav BindraAbhinav Bindra gave India its first gold medal at the Beijing [Images] Olympics [Images] when he won the 10 metres air rifle event on Monday morning.

The 25-year-old Indian shooting ace, who qualified in fourth place for the final, finished with an overall score of (596+104.5) 700.5 in a thrilling finale which went right down to the last shot.

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

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

Join us in congratulating the Olympic champion!

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