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Abhinav Bindra became 4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

May 29, 2015 12:16 IST

India's only individual Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra on 28 May 2015 won a berth for 2016 Rio Olympic in men’s air rifle event.

With this, he became the fourth Indian shooter to win a quota place for the Rio Olympics and this will be his fifth consecutive appearance in the Olympics.

Other three shooters who have secured a quota for Rio Olympics are Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela.

Bindra succeeded in getting the Olympic berth after he was placed at the sixth place in the Men's 10 metre Air Rifle final at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Munich. The former World and Olympic champion shot a score of 122.4 and aggregated a total of 627.5 in the final to qualify for Rio Olympics.

The event was participated by 136 shooters from 58 countries in the shooting World Cup in Munich.

Each country can win a maximum of 30 quota places from a total of 15 shooting disciplines (including shotgun events), two each from each discipline.

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