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Bindra finishes seventh

Last updated on: August 16, 2004 18:18 IST
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Abhinav Bindra disappointed in the final of the 10m Air Rifle event to finish in seventh place at the Markopoulo Olympic Shooting Centre on Saturday.

Zhu Q of China, who qualified for the final with an Olympic record of 599 out of 600 in the qualifying round, claimed the gold for China with a score of 702.7 (103.7 in the final), which broke the world record. Li J took silver to make it a one-two for China with a tally of 701.3 (103.3).

Jozef Gonci of Slovakia took the bronze with a final score of 697.4. He won the silver in the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Bindra, who raised hopes by qualifying for the final in third place with a score of 597, shot only 97.6 in the final round to finish with 694.6.

Men's 10m air rifle (60 shots) - Final Standings:
1. Qinan Zhu (Chn) Total Points:702.7
Final Round:103.7

2. Jie Li (Chn) Total Points:701.3
Final Round:103.3

3. Jozef Gonci (Svk) Total Points:697.4
Final Round:101.4

4. Min Ho Cheon (Kor) Total Points:696.6
Final Round:101.6

5. Maik Eckhardt (Ger) Total Points:696.3
Final Round:101.3

6. Sung Tae Je (Kor) Total Points:696.3
Final Round:102.3

7. Abhinav Bindra (Ind) Total Points:694.6
Final Round:97.6

8. Jason Parker (USA) Total Points:694.5
Final Round:100.5

Men's 10m air rifle (60 shots) - Qualification round:
1. Qinan Zhu (Chn) Points:599
2. Jie Li (Chn) Points:598
3. Abhinav Bindra (Ind) Points:597
4. Jozef Gonci (Svk) Points:596
5. Min Ho Cheon (Kor) Points:595
6. Maik Eckhardt (Ger) Points:595
7. Jason Parker (USA) Points:594
8. Sung Tae Je (Kor) Points:594
9. Matthew Emmons (USA) Points:594
9. Matej Meszaros (Svk) Points:594
9. Masaru Yanagida (Jpn) Points:594
12. Thomas Farnik (Aut) Points:593
12. Torsten Krebs (Ger) Points:593
12. Gagan Narang (Ind) Points:593

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