Abhinav Bindra misses Rio Olympics medal by a whisker, sports enthusiasts salute his legacy

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New Delhi, Aug 8: Abhinav Bindra, the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist, missed a medal at the ongoing Rio Games, finishing fourth in the men's 10m Air Rifle competition at the shooting centre in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

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With his loss, India's medal hopes received a major setback with officials saying that their expectations of a double-digit tally looks unreachable.

Abhinav Bindra misses Rio Olympic medal by a whisker, sports persons hail his legacy

The Indian ace, in his fifth and last appearance in Olympics, was at one stage standing second in the eight-man final in which one shooter gets eliminated gradually leading to the final two men standing in the face-off for the gold after the 20th shot.

(Rio 2016: Abhinav Bindra finishes 4th in 10m Air Rifle Final, misses out on Bronze)

Following Abhinav Bindra's exit from the competition, Indian sports fraternity-led by Sachin Tendulkar congratulated the shooter for his journey so far.

The sports persons hailed Bindra for his impressive performance in the final and felt he was unlucky for not making it to the final three, that would have assured at least a bronze medal for him.

Here is what the sportspersons, commentators had to say on Twitter:

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