Monday, February 10, 2014

Bindra became 1st person to win three gold medals in Tri-series shooting

18th Commonwealth Games - Day 9: Small Bore Shooting

Bindra, the Indian shooter on 8 February 2014 won his third gold-medal in the Inter-Shoot Tri-series Shooting in the Air Pistol event.
With this, he became the first person to win three gold medals in the event that is being held at the Hague, Netherlands. To win the third gold medal, he shot 209.3 in the finals and finished ahead of the second-placed shooter by 2.4 points. On 7 February 2014, Bindra also topped in the qualifiers in the second competition and ended with a final score of 627.7 points being ahead of Alin George Moldoveanu, the Olympic champion by 6.6 points. In the first competition on 6 February 2014 he qualified in the game on eighth position with a score of 613.3 points and in the finals, he left behind highest qualifier Peter Hellenbrand of Netherlands by his last two shots that brought him 10.6 and 10.8 points.