Something that would make all us Indians very very proud. Ace Shooter Abhinav Bindra has won India’s first-ever solo Olympic Gold Medal. In the Men’s 10M Air rifle event, he shot a 10.8 out of a possible 10.9 in his final shot (after a series of 100, 99, 100, 98, 100 & 99) to take his combined score to 700.5 [Read about the scoring pattern here] and thereby clinch the Gold Medal. The previous best showing by an Indian in a solo event on the Olympic stage was Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s Silver Medal at Athens (2004).
See the Video of the medal-presentation ceremony here. The Indian National Anthem plays at the ceremony, a proud moment for all Indians, I’m sure.
Take a Bow, Abhinav Bindra!