Published On: Mon, Jul 30th, 2012

Gagan Narang wins Bronze in 10m Rifle Shooting at London Olympics

Gagan NarangIndian Shooter Gagan Narang stood 3rd and won Bronze in 10m Rifle Shooting at London Olympics.  Narang, who missed the final round in Beijing Games on a countback, was in his elements. The 29-year-old Hyderabadi shot perfect series of 100 in all the rounds except the third when he scored 98. He also shot 53 inner 10s.

With Narang getting Bronze Medal, India bagged its first medal in London Olympics

Narang qualified for the final round finishing third with 598 points while Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist, shot 594 to finish 16th out of 47 contestants.

In past, Gagan Narang  had added 4 gold medals to the Indian tally at the recently concluded 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. In the Men’s 10 m air rifle singles event, he shot a perfect 600 which was a new record.  Gagan also clinched a silver medal in his pet event at the Asian Games 2010.


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