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Hyderabads Ace shooter Gagan Narang brings glory to India by winning the Country's first medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games
 
 Mr.GAGAN NARANG, BRONZE MEDAL WINNER IN SHOOTING AT LONDON OLYMPICS 2012 IS SEEN FELICITATED BY
SRI N. KIRAN KUMAR REDDY,CHIEF MINISTER OF AP AT CAMP OFFICE ON 13TH AUG 2012

 

Hyderabad|India: Ace shooter Gagan Narang brought glory to India on Monday by winning the country's first medal at the London Olympic.Narang won the bronze medal in the 10 metre Air Rifle event.

He scored 103.1 in a gripping ten-shot finals for an aggregate of 701.1 after scoring 598 in the qualifying round, in which he also placed third.

The gold was won by Romania's Moldoveanu Alin George who tallied 702.1, that included 103.1 in the final, to upset world number 1 Niccolo Campriani of Italy who stood second with 701.5 at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Narang's bronze medal is only the third in shooting on the planet's biggest sporting event after Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's silver in double trap in Athens 2004 and Bindra's gold in the last Games at Beijing.

This was also India's eighth individual medal in the Olympic Games.

Narang was bang on target from the beginning, scoring two successive 100s, but a 98 in the third series somewhat let him down.

The 29-year-old Hyderabadi, however, kept his cool and fought his way back into the reckoning for the medal round with a perfect 100 in the fourth series and then clinched the spot as the third best performer by notching two more 100s in his last two rounds.

Narang, a two-time world record setter, had won four gold medals in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and followed that up with two two silver in the Guangzhou Asian Games a month later.He had also won four yellow metals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan has congratulated Hyderabadi shooter Gagan Narang on his winning the first medal for India at the ongoing London Olympics a Bronze Medal in the 10 meter Air Rifle Shooting Event.In a message, the Governor said that Narang had not only done the country proud by his achievement but also Hyderabad.Mr. Narasimhan said he was sure that Narang, who has also won 8 Gold Medals in the Commonwealth Games, would go a long way in his chosen field and bring further laurels to both the country and the State.

Mothers of Gagan Ullalmath and Sharath Gayakwad wish "Good Luck" to Indian Olympic Athletes at the event in Hyderabad

-July' 2012

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