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Monday, July 30, 2012

India's First medal winner in London 2012 Olympics - Gagan Narang

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Gagan Narang wins a bronze medal in 10m air rifle event in London Olympics. Gagan’s score in the final round — 10.7, 9.7, 10.6, 10.7, 10.4, 10.6, 9.9, 9.5, 10.3, 10.7 (no need to remember all these numbers, we are giving them for the information's sake). Narang, a two-time world record setter, had won four gold medals in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and followed that up with two silver in the Guangzhou Asian Games a month later.

Some Important Details about Gagan Narang.

Full Name : Gagan Narang
Birth Date : 6 May, 1983  
Country : India
Sports : Shooting
Event : 10m Air Rifle

Gagan Narang's Medal Record.

2012 - Bronze (10m Air Rifle) - London Olympics, London (on July 30 2012)
2010 - Bronze (10m Air Rifle) - ISSF World Shooting Championships, Munich
2010 - Silver (10m Air Rifle - Individual) - Asian Games, Guangzhou
2010 - Silver (10m Air Rifle - Team) - Asian Games, Guangzhou
2010 - Gold (10m Air Rifle - Individual) - Commonwealth Games, Delhi
2010 - Gold (10m Air Rifle - Pairs) - Commonwealth Games, Delhi
2010 - Gold (50m Rifle 3 Positions - Individual) - Commonwealth Games, Delhi
2010 - Gold (50m Rifle 3 Positions - Pairs) - Commonwealth Games, Delhi
2010 - Bronze (10m Air Rifle) - ISSF World Cup, Beijing
Gagan Narang - India's First Medal winner in London 2012 Olympics2009 - Gold (50m Rifle 3 Positions - Pairs) - ISSF World Cup, Changwon
2009 - Bronze (10m Air Rifle) - ISSF World Cup, Changwon
2008 - Gold (10m Air Rifle) - ISSF World Cup Final, Bangkok
2008 - Bronze (10m Air Rifle) - ISSF World Cup, Beijing
2006 - Gold (10m Air Rifle - Individual) - Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
2006 - Gold (10m Air Rifle - Pairs) - Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
2006 - Gold (50m Rifle 3 Positions - Individual) - Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
2006 - Gold (50m Rifle 3 Positions - Pairs) - Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
2006 - Gold (10m Air Rifle) - ISSF World Cup, Guangzhou

Narang form can be gauged from the fact that he won two silvers at Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010 after winning a bagful of gold medals at 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. He won four golds in total in Delhi, two each in 10m Air Rifle and 50m Rifle 3 Positions.

Narang is among the three shooters who have shot a perfect 600/600 in the 10m Air Rifle event - a world record. He has shot the perfect score twice, the only shooter to achieve the feat so far.

Narang also won a massive five gold medals in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.

This post will be useful for the people who are appearing for the RRB and SBI Associate Clerical Exams.

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