Granada, Spain: Ace marksman Abhinav Bindra belied expectations after failing to qualify for the finals of men's 10 air rifle event in the 51st ISSF World Championships, his hopes of earning an Olympic quota in this tournament going up in smoke here today.
The 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist missed the cut as he finished 10th in qualification relay 1. He shot a series of 103.5 104.1 104.9 103.9104.0 104.4 to total 624.8.
Jitu Rai kept himself in the hunt with a score of 557 in men's 50-metre pistol. The World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medallist had a sequence of 94 94 93 90 9591 to be placed 3rd in qualification relay 2.