Monday, July 30, 2012

India's first medal in 2012 London Olympics: Gagan Narang wins Bronze in the 10m air rifle

Indian Shooter Gagan Narang won bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics in the 10 metre air rifle event with an over all score of 701.1

Romania's Alin George Moldoveanu wins gold with 702.1 points while Italy's Niccolo Campriani takes Silver with 701.5

Share your wishes to the 2012 Olympics First Indian medal winner Gagan Narang here.

Beijing Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindra is sent out of the London Games by failing to qualify for men's 10-metre air rifle final while Gagan Narang made it with an overall score of 598.Narang was one of the top eight shooters who qualified for the medal round.

Gagan Narang's family hails from Panipat in Haryana, India. Later on his family shifted to Hyderabad. Gagan Narang 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. He also combined with Abhinav Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput to provide the country with another silver, in the team event behind champions China. Both of his silvers were won on the opening day of Asian Games.

Gagan Narang got both Padma Shri and Arjuna Awards.

Gagan Narang is currently supported by Olympic Gold Quest.

Find below the Bio-Data of Gagan Narang as specified in Olympic Gold Quest Profile page.

Date of Birth : 6th May 1983
Place of Birth : Chennai
Current City of Residence : Hyderabad
Height : 5"11 inches
Weight : 97 kgs
Event : 10 metre Air Rifle and 50 metre 3 position
Weapon used : Walther LG 300
Role Model : Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali
Employed with : Air India as a Assistant manager, Commercial
Favourite Movie : In Pursuit of Happiness
Favourite Movie star : Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz
Favourite Song : White Flag by Dido
Favourite sportsperson : Roger Federer, Michael Schumacher
Favourite Sports to Watch : Cricket and Tennis
Favourite Holiday destination : Langkawi, Malaysia
Best sporting moment : Shooting the World Record in the 10m Air Rifle, a perfect 600/600 at Bangkok during the World Cup Finals in Nov 2008. In the process, he became the only person to shoot a World Record in the World Cup Event
Favourite Cuisine : Chinese
Favourite Restaurant : Mainland China

And, Olympic Gold Quest Website has mentioned below things as Gagan Narang's Major Achievements.

  • Gold Medalist (Team), 50m Rifle 3 Positions, Asian championships, Kuwait, 2012
  • Bronze Medalist, 50m Rifle 3 Positions, Asian championships, Kuwait, 2012
  • Silver Medalist (Team), 10m Air Rifle, Asian championships, Kuwait, 2012
  • 2 Silver Medals, 10m Air Rifle (Individual and Pairs), Asian Games, Guangzhou, 2010
  • 4 Gold Medals, Commonwealth Games Delhi, 2010
  • Bronze Medalist, 10m Air Rifle, ISSF World Cup Beijing, 2010
  • 4 Golds and 2 silvers in the Rifle Events at VIII Commonwealth Shooting Championships, New Delhi, 2010
  • Gold Medalist, 50m Rifle 3 Positions, ISSF World Cup Changwon, 2009
  • Bronze Medalist, 10m Air Rifle, ISSF World Cup Changwon, 2009
  • Gold Medalist, 10m Air Rifle, ISSF World Cup Final Bangkok, 2008
  • Bronze Medalist, 10m Air Rifle, ISSF World Cup Beijing, 2008
  • Silver Medalist, 50m Rifle Prone, Asian Championships Kuwait City, 2007
  • Gold Medalist, 10m Air Rifle, ISSF World Cup Guangzhou, 2006
  • Bronze Medalist, 50m Rifle 3 Positions, Asian Games Doha, 2006
  • Quadruple Gold Medalist, Commonwealth Games Melbourne, 2006
  • Gold Medalist, 10m Air Rifle, Asian Championships Bangkok, 2005

Updates: India's Second medal is the Silver medal won by Vijay Kumar.

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