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5 greatest individual performances by Indians at the Olympics

Modified 04 Aug 2016, 23:45 IST
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In the 120-year hostory of The Olympics, India havent had many moments to cheer, when it comes to the individual events. However, since the turn of this century, the nation has had many a moment to cheer about as far individual performance is concerned.

Here’s a look at some of India’s greatest individual moments. 

1.Abhinav Bindra

After having endured an absolute horror of a time at Athens 2004, Abhinav Bindra  came to Beijing in 2008 with a mission to erase the memory of Athens and create history in the Chinese capital.

And did he create history or what? The 33-year-old went on to win the Gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle event and on that August morning stood on top of the world as the Olympic champion.

Bindra fired a qualifying score of 596 that placed him in fourth position and then in the final, fired a tally of 104.5, that included a final shot of 10.8 that all but sealed the biggest prize in sport for him.

It was an emotional moment for everybody in the Indian sporting fraternity and the Dehradun-born shooter’s name was etched in history forever.

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Published 13 Apr 2016, 18:38 IST
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