Bindra shoots gold in Grand Prix of France

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New Delhi: Shooting ace Abhinav Bindra on February 20 bagged gold medal in 10 meter air rifle event in the first Grand Prix of France Air Rifle Competition in Fleury Les Aubrais, some 128km from Paris.

Bindra shot 596 in the qualification and 102.9 in the final to aggregate 698.9 and finished ahead of local hopes Valerian Sauveplane (698.3) and Etienne Germond (695.7).

The Beijing Olympic gold medallist had a sequence of 9.9 10.5 10.4 10.6 10.6 10.2 10.6 10.4 9.9 9.8 in the final.

Bindra created history by becoming the first Indian to win an individual gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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