Bindra qualifies for 10m Air Rifle finals, Narang bows out

Rio de Janeiro: Shooter Abhinav Bindra finished seventh to qualify for the 10 metre Air Rifle quarter-finals of the 31st Rio Olympics while it was heartbreak for Gagan Narang who finished a lowly 23rd in the qualification round at the Olympic shooting centre here on Monday.


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 at 8:25 pm today.


Meanwhile, Narang could only manage 621.7 and crashed out of the event.

Italian Niccolo Campriani 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.