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Bindra misses gold after computer system crashes in European Cup   
Bindra misses gold after computer system crashes in European Cup CHANDIGARH: Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra produced a clinical performance but unfortunately missed the gold after computer system crashed at the European Cup International Championship in Hanover, Germany on Sunday. In the final round, he was leading by four shots when the computer software crashed at the competition, resulting in the premature end to the match. Based on his showing in the qualification round, Bindra was awarded the silver medal. He scored 596 (100, 97, 100, 100, 99 and 100). The gold went to Jung Hanel of Germany, who also scored 596 (100, 100, 99, 100, 99 and 98 ) and the bronze went to Richter Sergey of Israel (595 -- 99, 99, 100, 99, 100 and 98). In the qualifying round, Bindra had equalled his gold winning Beijing Olympics' score of 596 -- the fourth time in a row.
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Manavjit wins two medals in Asian Clay shooting   
Manavjit wins two medals in Asian Clay shooting NEW DELHI: Former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu combined with Mansher Singh and Birendeep Singh to clinch the men's trap team gold but settled for silver in the individual event of the Asian Clay Shooting Championship in Bangkok on Wednesday. Manavjit (120/125), Mansher (110) and Birendeep (111) won the gold medal with a score of 341/375. Manavjit took the silver individually with a score of 120+18. He was tied with a Kuwaiti shooter in the qualifying round in which both had scores of 120/125. But in the finals, the Kuwaiti shooter won the gold with 19/25, whereas Manavjit could shoot only 18/25. On Tuesday, in the women's Trap event, Shreyasi Singh (58/75), Seema Tomar (54) and Varsha Tomar (54) won the bronze medal in team event, the National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) said in a statement.
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