Abhinav Bindra made a cut through the qualifiers of 10m air rifle after facing a hard fought battle against the opponents. Bindra finished with the score of 105.2 in the final series (total score of 625.7) with three 10.8 scores in the final five shots to climb up from 11th to inside the required top 8. Though, he started off well but soon the shooter had his chance of qualifying at risk in the series with a poor 102.1. That got even worse in the fifth series with 101.6. Bindra on his part made good of a miserable fifth series score of 102.1 to regain his place in the top-8 with a remarkable final series.
Other Indian shooter failed to make a mark at the qualifiers and was shown exit gates from the competitionwho finished 23rd with a final score of 621.7.
Here’s what pundits and others have to say about Abhinav Bindra’s display of the game.
In a stunning 6th round, @Abhinav_Bindra makes the final. Absolute champion.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 8 August 2016
@Abhinav_Bindra Superb under pressure..👌👌👏👏👏 Three 10.8’s in last 5 shots! Main event needs to be perfect for a medal! Come on Abhinav👍👍
— Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) 8 August 2016
Fantastic @Abhinav_Bindra ! All the best for the finals! No matter what happens you will always remain a champion for us. Go for gold!
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) 8 August 2016
Splendid recovery by @Abhinav_Bindra to qualify for final. As the saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going…
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) 8 August 2016
CONFIRMED @Abhinav_Bindra in his 3rd OLYMPIC FINAL. LEGEND
— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) 8 August 2016
In his finaly Olympics appearance, Bindra reached 3rd Olympic final. It wasn’t easy but he hung on to secure the berth.