10 Feb '12, 7am

@Abhinav_Bindra Can you hit this target from 10m? via @addthis

@Abhinav_Bindra Can you hit this target from 10m? via @addthis

By Ankita Pandey Vallikappen tabla! Friday, Feb 10, 2012 Take a look at that target. That's how big it actually is. Now go and prop this newspaper up against a wall and take about 15 steps away from it. In adult steps, that is approximately 10 metres. Now look at that target. This is what Abhinav Bindra sees, every time he looks through his gun in a 10m air rifle event. There are no telescopic sights. Like you and me, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist sees a black dot, a blur. Bindra has to hit the centre of that target - barely bigger than a 50 cent coin - every time. And to win a medal in the Olympics, he has to hit that tiny dot in the centre or get really close to it every single time. In his sport, you are no good if you don't. Hit more than four shots outside the 10-point innermost circle in a 60-shot competition and you are a sure failure. Which is why ...

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