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Profile and Biodata of Indian shooter Gagan Narang - Gold medalist CWG 2010


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The following article is about the Indian ace-shooter, Gagan Narang.



To be the first Indian sportsman to qualify for the London Olympics 2012 is no small feat. Moreover, a Gold in the 10m Air Rifle(Pair) with Abhinav Bindra at the Commonwealth Games, 2010 in Delhi is a feat unmatched. This ace shooter, Gagan Narang has looked promising since he started pursuing shooting.
Gagan Narang
Indians need to thank God that Gagan reversed his decision of not participating in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi when he felt cheated after being left out of the list of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardees. He has helped India rejoice with another gold in its kitty with hopes and promises of many more to come from the shooting range.

Date of birth of Gagan Narang is on 6 May 1983 and place of birth of Gagan Narang is Chennai. Address of Gagan Narang is Hyderabad. His first Gold medal came at the Afro-Asian Games, 2003 held in Hyderabad. He has not looked back since and has proved his worth. It is worth mentioning that Gagan had furiously talked about the bureaucracy and nepotism in rendering awards to the sportspersons and had determined to prove that he was someone to reckon with. Since then, his rifle has been doing the talking.

The shooter is a member of Olympic Gold Quest and is one of the favourites to win medals.

Achievements of Indian shooter Gagan narang


World Record Holder in 10m Air Rifle - 703.5 (600 + 103.5)
Gold- 10m Air Rifle, Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, 2003
Gold- 10m Air Rifle, Asian Championships Bangkok, 2005
Gold- 10m Air Rifle, ISSF World Cup Guangzhou, 2006
Gold- Commonwealth Games Melbourne, 2006(He won 4 gold medals)
Gold- 10m Air Rifle, ISSF World Cup Final Bangkok, 2008
Gold- 50m Rifle 3 Positions, ISSF World Cup Changwon, 2009
4 Gold medals and 2 silver medals in the Rifle Events at VIII Commonwealth Shooting Championships, New Delhi, 2010
Bronze - World Shooting Championships, 2010
Gold- 10m Air Rifle Pair, Commonwealth Games Delhi, 2010
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