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Bindra to retire after Rio Olympics

 Agencies |  2016-06-11 22:37:15.0  |  New Delhi

Champion shooter Abhinav Bindra, who remains India’s sole individual Olympic gold medallist, on Friday said he will bring the curtains down on his illustrious career at the upcoming Rio Games where he will be the country’s flagbearer in the opening ceremony.

“As my sporting career which lasted 20 years draws to a close on the 8th of August, this is indeed special,” Bindra wrote on his twitter handle.

“To be the flag bearer at the Olympic Games is an athletes ultimate honor,” Bindra said.He will make his fifth Olympic appearance this year. He will be competing in the men’s 10-metre air rifle event on August 8.

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