Gagan Narang
Country India
Date of Birth 1983-05-06
Age 37 years
Birth Place MADRAS ,India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 50 M RIFLE PRONE MEN
Gagan Narang, 10m Air Rifle Men, Shooting
  • Group
    8th Aug, 5:30pm
    Rank:23 Points:621.7
    NOT QUALIFIED
Gagan Narang, 50m Rifle Prone Men, Shooting
  • Group
    12th Aug, 5:30pm
    Rank; 13. Points: 623.1
    NOT QUALIFIED
Gagan Narang, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men, Shooting
  • Group
    14th Aug, 5:30pm
    Rank: 33 Score:1162-50x
    LOST

Achievements

  • Olympic Games:
                2012 London    
                         Bronze Medal(10m air rifle)
  •    Asian Games:
                  2003 Afro Asian games Hyderabad:
                         Gold Medal(Men's 10m air rifle)
  •  ISSF World Cup 2009 Changwon:
               Gold Medal(50m Rifle 3 Positions)
  • Awards : Padma Shri , Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna [RGKR] award.

 

Biography

The London Olympics bronze medallist is a commonwealth heavy weight in 10 m air rifle and the 50m rifle 3 positions but failed to make an impact in the 2014 world championship and Incheon Asiad. However the bronze medal in the 50m rifle prone event in the world cup at Fort Benning, USA in 2015 helped him grab a quota place for Rio.

 

Brought up in Hyderabad, thanks to his father's assignments, Narang took to shooting at age 14 yrs when his father presented him with an air -pistol and perfected his shooting skills in the backyard of his home in Begumpet. The story goes that his father made this strange gift after seeing the spark in son's shooting ability with a toy gun as a two year old.

 

He has a string of achievments starting with the Afro Asian games in 2003 men's air rifle competition. At the 2006 world cup hewon a air rifle gold and followed that it up again in April 2010. Narang had won three bronzes in the 2006 Asiad and two silver in 2010 Guangzhou Games.

 

Four gold medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in his pet events enriched his name. Then again he was the first medal winner in the London 2010 Olympics with his bronze in the 10m air rifle event. At the 2014 Commo nwealth Games he won a silver and a bronze 50 m rifle events.