Who is Gagan Narang?
Gagan Narang (1983 – ) is an Indian master shooter who rose to International acclaim at the 2006 Commonwealth games in Melbourne where he grabbed 4 gold medals, repeating this feat in 2010 at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Although Gagan Narang’s family is from Panipat, Haryana, he himself was born in Chennai in South India and now lives and trains in Hyderabad.
Narang went on to impress when he beat the world record with a score of 704.3 in a pre-Olympic event, beating Thomas Farnik’s 703.1 point record. However, he could not continue his winning streak and didn’t qualify for the finals in any of his events in the 2008 Beijing games.
The shooter threw a bit of a tantrum in 2010 when he threatened to drop out of the 2010 CW games after being left out of the list of athletes who received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest award given to Indian athletes. However understanding the greater good of team spirit Narang went on to compete and win 4 gold medals. He was given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in August 2011.
At the London games 2012, Narang was the first to receive a medal for team India when he clinched the bronze medal in the 10 m Air Rifle individual men’s event. It was a tight finish with the difference between the gold medalist and Narang’s score being a mere .04 points.
Gagan Narang’s Events
- 10 m Air Rifle (Individual & Pairs)
- 50 m Rifle 3 positions (Individual & Pairs)
What are the 3 positions in the 3 position Individual and Pairs event?
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