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Hey! A gold medal...

So...an Indian has won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And the event?

10m AIR RIFLE?!

What the flying f**k does that mean? A trained bumble bee delivers the bullet to the target or somethin'?

Pardon the cynicism. Guess I would have liked it better if the medal had come out of a track & field event or weight lifting -- that is, if Indians ever get out of the habit of doping in the latter sport.

But...I guess a gold medal is a gold medal.

I was so engrossed with India's sorry performance against the Sri Lankans in Cricket last week -- and researching the carrom ball -- that it didn't even occur to me to check to see if India won anything in the Olympics until a colleague mentioned the gold medal this morning.

Here is a picture of the fella:

That is a lot of hair...Anyway, congrats to the chap for getting out there and conquering pressure!!