Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8: Star Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra ended his glorious career on a heartbreak note. Abhinav Bindra, who won a gold in 2008 Beijing Olympics creating history, missed the medal this time in Men’s 10m Air Rifle Shooting at the Rio Olympics 2016. After Abhinav Bindra’s heartbreak end, legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar sent an emotional message for the shooter. Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter and posted a tweet for Abhinav Bindra in which the former Indian captain called Bindra an inspiring figure.
“Well tried and hard luck in #Rio2016. We are proud of all your achievements @Abhinav_Bindra and what you have done for India,” wrote Sachin Tendulkar on his official Twitter handle. Abhinav Bindra, whose quest for a second Olympics medal met with a disappointing end, also made an emotional statement after his defeat in Rio Olympics 2016. “Someone had to come fourth and today it was my turn. I am happy with the way I shot and ended career,” said Abhinav Bindra after losing third place that would have given him at least bronze medal. (ALSO READ: Rio Olympics 2016 India: Schedule, Fixtures of Events in IST)
Indians have pinned high hopes on Abhinav Bindra as he brought first individual gold medal for the country in 2008, but Bindra lost the shoot-off to Ukrainian Serhiy Kulish after both were tied for third place at 163.8 points following 16 shots. The 33-year-old shooter finished his last Olympic battle at fourth place in shooting. Earlier in the day, Abhinav Bindra had qualified for the finals at seventh spot while London Olympics bronze-medallist Gagan Narang missed out after finishing at a lowly 23rd position. Bindra had scored 625.7 to book a berth in the finals. This is the only event Bindra is competing in the ongoing Olympics. (ALSO READ: Rio Olympics 2016: Full list of India’s 120 athletes who qualified this year’s for Rio Olympics)