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Rio Olympics 2016, shooting India: Abhinav Bindra, Men's 10m Air Rifle Final live updates online

The final is set to take place at 8:30 IST and Abhinav Bindra has qualified.
Updated: 08 August 2016 21:04 IST - Published: 08 August 2016 16:41 IST
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Irrespective of what happened, Abhinav Bindra has retired a hero and his contribution to Indian sport is unprecedented. 

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You cannot help but feel gutted for Abhinav Bindra, who had prepared so well for this event. To come this close and not win, this is the cruelty of sport. It can underwhelm you

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FINAL STANDINGS

1. Niccolo Campriani (Italy) - Gold 
2. Serhiy Kulish (Ukraine) - Silver 
3. Vladimir Maslennikov (Russia) - Bronze

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And Niccolo Campriani of Italy wins gold! He scores 206.1 to defeat Serhiy Kulish of Ukraine in the final shootout.

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This has been phenomenal shooting from the Italian, carrying on from where he left in the qualifying round. 

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Nicolas Campriani of Italy wins the Gold in the 10m Air Rifle!

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Kulish gets a 9.8 and Campriani shoots a 10.7 to take GOLD MEDAL. 

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Meanwhile, Vladimir Maslennikov has won the bronze medal by finishing 3rd with a score of 184.2.

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Brilliant from the Italian as he shoots a 10.6 

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He has come closest to a medal of all Indian competitors so far in Rio 2016, and that's only fitting.

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Will it be Campriani or Kulish? 

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Vladimir Maslennikov has got the bronze medal and it is down to Kulish and Campriani

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In his last Olympics, Bindra did incredibly well to come within a whisker of the bronze medal. He has been a big medal hope for India since 2004, and that held true till his very last event. What a champion!

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Abhinav Bindra has finished with a score of 163.8 and you do not come closer to a medal

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It has nevertheless been a superb performance from the Indian in his final Olympic Games!

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Your heart has to go out for Abhinav Bindra here as came so tantalizingly close

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Tremendous fight shown by the Indian after a disappointing start, but he stumbled just a tiny bit at the end to lose out on the bronze.

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Such a close miss for Bindra; he was in the mix right till the end!

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Fires a 10 in the shoot off 

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And Kulish gets 10.5 to eliminate Bindra!

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is out, and has finished 4th 

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Shootout shot - Bindra gets a 10 and Kulish gets a 10.5 

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Bindra is OUT!!!! 

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10 for Bindra!

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Both Bindra and Serhiy Kulish have 163.8 points, so they now have to have a shootout.

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Its a shoot off

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WHAT DRAMA!!!! This is tie and there will be shoot off. He is still in the hunt ladies and gentlemen

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163.8 for each!

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We will have a shootout for the bronze medal now!!!

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Its a tie!! 

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Bindra is tied for 3rd!!!

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He gets a 10.2 

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DO OR DIE shot for Bindra 

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THE.PRESSURE.IS.ON.

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Bindra is into fourth now

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Bindra needs to bring his best in the next shot; if he doesn't, he will be eliminated!

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9.9 for Bindra!! He falls to fourth!! this is nail biting stuff

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Bindra is out of the top 3 now! Nervy times for the Indian veteran.

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NEXT SHOT - 9.9

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One more man to eliminate and Abhinav will have medal

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Bindra is third at the moment! 0.4 behind the leader and 0.2 behind the 4th place!

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The difference between him and Campriani is 0.2 now, ABhinav leading

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2 more shots to go - if Bindra scores better than Campriani in these 2, he will win a bronze medal!

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That's a decent score by Bindra, but he's still just 0.2 seconds ahead of the 4th-placed Campriani.

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He shoots well and gets to a total of 20.2 

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10.5 for Bindra!! 0.2 ahead now

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Bindra is 0.7 seconds behind 2nd-placed Vladimir Maslennikov.