Bindra misses medal at Rio Olympics, India lose to Germany in hockey

Rio de Janeiro: Abhinav Bindra narrowly missed out on a medal after finishing fourth in the final of the men's 10 metre Air Rifle final at the Olympic Shooting Centre here on Monday.

 

Bindra started well, but a couple of wayward shots cost him dearly as he lost in the bronze medal play-off to finish fourth with a total score of 163.8.

 

Monday's disappointment will see the curtains come down on the glittering career of the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist -- India's only individual Olympic gold -- as he had earlier announced that he will announce his international retirement after the Rio Olympics.

India's hockey team conceded a goal barely three seconds from the hooter to lose 1-2 to Germany in its second match of the pool phase in the Olympic Games here on Monday.

 

Christopher Ruhr deflected the ball from close range in the dying moments as Germany earned a crucial win in a Pool B match that India deserved a point.

 

Niklas Wellen scored in the 18th minute to give the two-time defending champions the lead before Rupinder Pal Singh (23rd) brought India level with his third goal in two matches.

IANS