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Gagan Narang Age, Family, Marriage, Olympics, Medals & More

Gagan Narang

Full Name Gagan Narang
Country India
Discipline Indian Sport Shooter
Known For "The first Indian to qualify for the London Olympics, where he finished with Bronze medal."

Personal Information

Born 6 May 1983 Age 34
Nickname Hometown Hyderabad, India
Handedness Right Master Eye Right
Height 180 cm / 5' 9'' Weight 95 kg / 209 lb
Religion Hindu Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Ethnicity Indian Relationship Status Single

Education and Family

High School Gitanjali Senior School, Hyderabad College Osmania University, Hyderabad
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Computer Application
Father Bhimsen Narang (Retired Chief Manager, Air India) Mother Amarjit
Coach Sunny Thomas

Gagan Narang's Career

When nobody sees what special we have, our parents do. Same happened with just two-year-old Gagan Narang, while his father showed early sparks of his shooting ability when he shot a balloon with a toy pistol. Later, He took to shooting when his father presented him an air pistol in 1997. And perfected his shooting skills at the backyard of his home in Begumpet.

Then, his first major medal comes as a gold in the Afro Asian games, in Hyderabad on 26 October 2003 in Men's 10m air rifle competition.after which his rifle never missed a single chance to make a perfect shot. whether it would be a gold medal at the World Cup 2006. or four golds at 2006 Commonwealth Games.

He also qualified for the 2008 ISSF World Cup Final after winning a gold in the World Cup in China earlier in 2008. Gagan shot a perfect 600 in the qualification round. He scored 103.5 in the final round making total score of 703.5 to gain the universe record.

Records? If we talk about them, then Gagan Narang has a history. Yes, whether it was a pre-Olympic event in Hannover, Germany, where he shot air rifle score higher than the world record, 704.3 as opposed to 703.1 set by Thomas Farnik of Austria in the World Cup 2006, or it was his perfect 600, at 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, where also he added four gold medals in the Indian tally.

Gagan Narang also clinched a silver medal in his pet event at the Asian Games 2010, where he also combined with Abhinav Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput to provide the country with another silver, in the team event behind champions China. Both of his silvers were won on the opening day of Asian Games.

Then in 2012 London Olympics, he was the first Indian to qualify, and to win a Medal (Bronze) in the Men's 10 m Air Rifle Event with a final score of 701.1 on 30 July 2012, where he was just behind the silver medallist Niccolo Campriani of Italy who scored 701.5, and the gold man, Alin George Moldoveanu of Romania was at 702.1. However, he failed to qualify for the finals of the men's 50-metre rifle three positions at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Later, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Gagan Narang won one silver and one bronze medal in 50-metre rifle prone and 50-metre rifle 3 positions respectively

While in 2017, he won his first medal, Silver at Commonwealth Championships, Brisbane in the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone Event. And I think we will see some good performance from this all time champ, Olympic bronze-medallist in the upcoming games.

Achievements and Awards

  • Commonwealth Championships, 2005 Melbourne - Gold in 10m Air Rifle
  • Commonwealth Championships, 2005 Melbourne - Gold in 10m Air Rifle Pair
  • Commonwealth Championships, 2005 Melbourne - Silver in 10m Air Rifle Badge
  • Asian Games, 2006 Doha - Bronze in 10m Air Rifle Team
  • Asian Games, 2006 Doha - Bronze in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Individual
  • Asian Games, 2006 Doha - Bronze in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Team
  • Commonwealth Games, 2006 Melbourne - Gold in 10m Air Rifle Individual
  • Commonwealth Games, 2006 Melbourne - Gold in 10m Air Rifle (Pairs)
  • Commonwealth Games, 2006 Melbourne - Gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Individual
  • Commonwealth Games, 2006 Melbourne - Gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Pairs)
  • ISSF World Cup, 2006 Guangzhou - Gold in 10m Air Rifle
  • ISSF World Cup, 2008 Beijing - Bronze in 10m Air Rifle
  • ISSF World Cup Final, 2008 Bangkok - Gold in 10m Air Rifle
  • ISSF World Cup, 2009 Changwon - Bronze in 10m Air Rifle
  • ISSF World Cup, 2009 Changwon - Gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions
  • ISSF World Shooting Championships, 2010 Munich - Bronze in 10m Air Rifle
  • Commonwealth Games, 2010 Delhi - Gold in 10m Air Rifle Individual
  • Commonwealth Games, 2010 Delhi - Gold in 10m Air Rifle (Pairs)
  • Commonwealth Games, 2010 Delhi - Gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Individual
  • Commonwealth Games, 2010 Delhi - Gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Pairs)
  • Asian Games, 2010 Guangzhou - Silver in 10m Air Rifle Individual
  • Asian Games, 2010 Guangzhou - Silver in 10m Air Rifle Team
  • Commonwealth Championships 2010 Delhi - Gold in 10m Air Rifle
  • Commonwealth Championships 2010 Delhi - Gold in 10m Air Rifle Pairs
  • Commonwealth Championships 2010 Delhi - Gold in 10m Air Rifle Badge
  • Commonwealth Championships 2010 Delhi - Gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Pairs
  • Commonwealth Championships 2010 Delhi - Gold in 50m Rifle Prone Pairs
  • Commonwealth Championships 2010 Delhi - Gold in 50m Rifle Prone Badge
  • Commonwealth Championships 2010 Delhi - Silver in 50 m Rifle 3 Positions
  • Commonwealth Championships 2010 Delhi - Silver in 50 m Rifle Prone
  • Padma Shree Award in 2011
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on 29 August 2011
  • Olympic Games, 2012 London - Bronze in 10m Air Rifle
    • ₹10 million (US$160,000) cash prize by State Government of Haryana.
    • ₹5 million (US$78,000) cash prize by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh.
    • ₹5 million (US$78,000) cash prize by the State Government of Rajasthan.
    • ₹2 million (US$31,000) cash prize by Steel Ministry of India.
    • 2 kg of gold by Sahara India Pariwar.
  • Gagan Narang was invited by the organisers of the Indian Grand Prix to wave the chequered flag in the 2012 Indian Grand Prix.
  • Commonwealth Games, 2014 Glasgow - Silver in 50m Rifle Prone
  • Commonwealth Games, 2014 Glasgow - Bronze in 50m Rifle 3 Positions
  • Commonwealth Championships 2017 Brisbane - Silver in 50m Rifle Prone

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