Beijing Olympics champion Abhinav Bindra delivered some fabulous shooting to secure the gold while London Games bronze medallist Gagan Narang failed to complete on the platform in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event of the Asian Air Gun Championships today. 32-year-old Bindra, who was Olympics gold medalist in 2008 in 10m Air Rifle event shot 208.3 to pack the top prize in front of Kazakhstan’s world number eight Yurkov Yuriy (206.6) and Korea’s Yu Jaechul (185.3) on the initial day of competition at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
2012 London Olympics bronze medalist Narang, completed fourth with a score of 164.5 while another Indian, Chain Singh was two spots underneath at seventh in the wake of scoring up 122.7. Narang began on a decent note shooting 10.6 and 10.6, yet fell behind in the following endeavors while Chain Singh was out after a shoot-off with Korea’s Kim Dajin.
After his success Bindra said, ‘A considerable measure of preparing has gone into it. I am continually attempting to give my best. It may look simple yet I can promise it’s, extremely intense. It’s generally great to win medals. I can’t call it a practice however yes it’s great preparation for Rio Olympics in light of the fact that there were medals in prop. At the point when there is a medal included we can’t call it honebecause that there is changing level of pressure. When he asked whether there’s contention with Narang, Bindra reacted in the negative way and said, there is no rivalry with Gagan, it’s just for the
media. We are all around entertained by our game.
India’s rifle coach Stanislav Lapidus was never in uncertainty about Bindra’s chances in the tournament. Lapidus said, there was most likely about his outcome, I was expecting it, however with Gagan, it was diverse but he is planning for the future.