Olympic Champion Abhinav Bindra won Air Rifle Silver in 4th Asian Airgun Shooting Championship
Sports Current Affairs 2011. Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra won the air rifle silver in the fourth Asian airgun shooting championship in Kuwait
Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra won the air rifle silver behind Asian Games champion Zhu Qinan of China in the fourth Asian airgun shooting championship in Kuwait 19 October 2011. shot 594 in qualification and 103.6 in the final. He was 2.6 points behind the Chinese who shot 598 in qualification.
Bindra had outdone Zhu Qinan in the Beijing Olympic Games by grabbing the gold.
Satyendra Singh won the bronze, following 593 in qualification and the best score in the final (103.7), Gagan Narang took the seventh spot at 694.5 following a preliminary score of 592.
In women's air rifle, Indian shooters were below par, as none of them made the final. Anjali Bhagwat missed out on a berth in the final following a shoot-off for two places among three. She shot 50.4, while the other two from Chinese Taipei and Singapore came up with 51.0 and 51.3 respectively.
Iran’s Narjes Emamgholinejad Andvari defeated the reigning World champion Yi Siling of China by 0.1 point for the gold, despite a 2-point deficit before the final.