Prakash Nanjappa
Country India
Date of Birth 1976-02-29
Age 44 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 10m Air Pistol
Prakash Nanjappa, 50m Pistol Men, Shooting
  • Group
    10th Aug, 5:30pm
    Rank: 25, Points: 547-10x
    NOT QUALIFIED

Achievements

  • Bronze medal in the 2013 ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea.
  • Bronze Medal in Asian Games 2014.

 

Biography

 

Prakash Nanjappa was born in Bangalore to P. N. Papanna, a national-level shooter. He started shooting in 1999, though motorbike rallies was his primary interest. In 2003, he moved to Canada and worked as a software engineer till 2009, when, on his father's insistence, he quit the job and moved back to India and took up the sport again.

 

Nanjappa won a bronze medal in the 2013 ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea, in the 10 metre air pistol event having scored 180.2 points in the final. In the same year, he suffered from a paralytic attack in the right side of his face, during the World Cup in Granada. Following his recovery, in October 2013, Nanjappa won the silver medal in the 50 metre pistol event in the Asian air gun championship in Tehran.

 

In the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Nanjappa won the silver medal in the 10 m air pistol event, having scored 198.2 points in the final. Earlier, he had topped the qualification round by scoring 580 points