Gagan Narang

Indian sport shooter

Gagan Narang (born 6 May 1983) is an Indian sportsman. His is best known as an shooter (marksman) who competed in three Summer Olympic Games.[2]

Gagan Narang
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Gagan Narang won the Gold medal in (Men’s) Shooting Rifle 50m pairs (cropped).jpg
2010 XIX Commonwealth Games
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1983-05-06) 6 May 1983 (age 39)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana
OccupationRifle shooting
Medal record

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Chennai on 6 May 1983 and his ancestors belonged to Samalkha in Panipat district in Haryana. Gagan was born in Madras in Tamil Nadu.[2] He was raised in Hyderabad.

International competitionsEdit

Gagan Narang is a gold medalist in the Afro Asian games, 2003 in Hyderabad on October 26, 2003 in Men's 10m air rifle competition.[3] He also won gold medals in the Commonwealth Games in 2006[4] and 2010.[5]

Gagan Narang won the bronze medal[6][6][7][8] in the 10m air rifle event at the 2012 London Olympics

ISSF World Medal TallyEdit

No. Event Championship Year Place Medal
1 10 metre air rifle ISSF World Shooting Championships 2010 Munich  
3 50m Rifle 3 Positions ISSF World Cup 2009 Changwon  
4 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2009 Changwon  
5 10 metre air rifle ISSF World Cup Final 2008 Bangkok  
6 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2008 Beijing  
7 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2006 Guangzhou  

World recordEdit

Current world records held in men's 10 metre air rifle
Men Qualification 600   Tevarit Majchacheep (THA)
  Denis Sokolov (RUS)
  Gagan Narang (IND)
  Gagan Narang (IND)
  Zhu Qinan (CHN)
January 27, 2000
March 1, 2008
November 5, 2008
October 6, 2010
September 22, 2011
Langkawi (MAS)
Winterthur (SUI)
Bangkok (THA)
New Delhi (IND)
Wrocław (POL)
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Final 703.8   Zhu Qinan (CHN) (600+103.8) September 22, 2011 Wrocław (POL) edit

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Who is Gagan Narang". Hindustan Times. 5 October 2010. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), Gagan Narang Archived 2016-03-29 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-20.
  3. "Gagan Narang wins India's first gold". October 26, 2003. a rediff.com article about Afro-Asian Games
  4. "Who is Gagan Narang," Archived 2012-09-01 at the Wayback Machine Hindustan Times (India). October 5, 2010; retrieved 2012-8-20.
  5. "Gagan Narang set to get Khel Ratna, Arjuna for Zaheer," Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine Times of India. July 20, 2011; retrieved 2012-8-20.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Gagan Narang wins India's first medal at London 2012 Olympics". Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  7. "Gagan Narang wins Bronze at London Olympic 2012". JolChobi. July 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  8. London2012.com, Gagan Narang Archived 2013-01-03 at Archive.today; retrieved 2012-8-15.