Gagan Narang wins silver in Commonwealth Shooting Championships

Gagan Narang wins silver in Commonwealth Shooting Championships

Gold Coast: Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang made a stunning comeback to secure silver medal in the 50m rifle prone event of the Commonwealth Shooting Championship here on Thursday.

Annu Raj Singh, who also made a comeback in the Indian team, had a good outing as she cruised her way to win the bronze medal in the women’s 50m pistol competition. The 2010 CWG gold medallist shot a total of 28 in the finals to finish third.

London Olympics bronze medallist Narang, who is appearing in his first major tournament since the 2016 Rio Olympics, shot a total of 617.6 in the qualification to end fourth.

In the finals, he shot 246.3 to end just 1.4 points adrift the leader and settled for the second place.

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“It was a very windy day and I had to dig deep. It was a test of my patience as I had to release my shots at the right time,” the 2010 CWG Gold medal said.

Narang knows that there is a lot of work to be done ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“It was a test event for the Commonwealth Games next year and one of the things to test was the wind conditions, and I did just that today. The final score still can be better and I know that I need to put in some more in that direction,” he added.

India won a gold each in the men’s 10m air pistol and women’s 10m air rifle events, respectively, yesterday. On the first day of competition, Heena Sidhu clinched a gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event.


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