The golden boy of Indian shooting, Abhinav Bindra on Monday qualified for men’s 10m Air Rifle final with a total score of 625.7 at the Olympic Shooting Centre.
Bindra, India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, shot a cumulative score of 625.7 to end at the seventh spot and book his berth in the last eight, the competitions for which will be held later in the day.
Meanwhile, Narang could only manage 621.7 and crashed out of the event.
The event witnessed a stirring fightback from Bindra, who recovered from a jittery start to break into the top ten at the start of the third series of six, then as high as second place, before eventually holding onto a top-eight finish to qualify for the final. The same was not the case for Narang, who took the lead early on in the event but crashed from second to slip out of the top 20.
Italian Niccolo Camprianni topped the list with an Olympic record score of 630.2 followed by Russian Vladimir Maslennikov who shot 629 and Croatia’s Petar Gorsa who finished third shooting 628.