Glasgow Games to be Abhinav Bindra`s last CWG appearance
Glasgow: India`s lone individual gold medallist in Olympics, Abhinav Bindra today said the ongoing Commonwealth Games here will be his last appearance at the multi-sport extravaganza.
"Tom I will compete in my 5 th cwg. This will be my last appearance at the games Hope to have some fun. Cont," Bindra tweeted a day ahead of beginning his campaign in the 20th Games.
The 31-year-old Bindra scripted history when he clinched the gold medal in his pet event - 10-metre men`s air rifle - at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Though he has, in his trophy cabinet, the ultimate prize all athletes dream of, Bindra has so far failed to win a individual gold medal in his pet event in Commonwealth Games. He, however, had won the pairs gold in Manchester (2002), Melbourne (2006) and in front of the home crowd in New Delhi fours years ago.
The champion shooter will look to end his CWG career on a high by winning the gold in singles event tomorrow.
"Been a great journey which started as 15 year old at the kl games and have 8 cwg medals so far.
"So friends pray and wish me some luck :-)," Bindra wrote on his twitter handle.
If he can replicate the form that saw him clinch the top prize in Beijing six years ago and become the first individual yellow metal winner from India in the biggest sporting event, a CWG gold would not seem a far-fetched dream.
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