Gagan Narang

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Gagan Narang
Born 6 May 1983 (1983-05-06) (age 31)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Residence Hyderabad
Nationality IndiaIndian
Occupation Rifle shooting
Gagan Narang
Medal record
Representing  India
Men's shooting
Olympic Games
Bronze 2012 London 10m air riffle
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Gold 2006 Melbourne 10m Air Rifle Individual
Gold 2006 Melbourne 10m Air Rifle (Pairs)
Gold 2006 Melbourne 50m Rifle 3 Positions Individual
Gold 2006 Melbourne 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Pairs)
Gold 2010 Delhi 10m Air Rifle Individual
Gold 2010 Delhi 10m Air Rifle (Pairs)
Gold 2010 Delhi 50m Rifle 3 Positions Individual
Gold 2010 Delhi 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Pairs)


Gagan Narang (born 6 May 1983) is an Indian athlete and sportsman. His is best known as an shooter (marksman) who competed in three Summer Olympic Games.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

He was born in Chennai on 6th May 1983 and his ancestors belonged to Samalkha in Panipat district in Haryana. Gagan was born in Madras in Tamil Nadu.[1] He was raised in Hyderabad.

International competitions[change | change source]

Gagan Narang is a gold medalist in the Afro Asian games, 2003 in Hyderabad on October 26, 2003 in Men's 10m air rifle competition.[2] He also won gold medals in the Commonwealth Games in 2006[3] and 2010.[4]

Gagan Narang won the bronze medal[5][5][6][7] in the 10m air rifle event at the 2012 London Olympics

ISSF World Medal Tally[change | change source]

No. Event Championship Year Place Medal
1 10 metre air rifle ISSF World Shooting Championships 2010 Munich 3
3 50m Rifle 3 Positions ISSF World Cup 2009 Changwon 1
4 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2009 Changwon 3
5 10 metre air rifle ISSF World Cup Final 2008 Bangkok 1
6 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2008 Beijing 3
7 [8] 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2006 Guangzhou 1

World record[change | change source]

Current world records held in men's 10 metre air rifle
Men Qualification 600  Tevarit Majchacheep (THA)
 Denis Sokolov (RUS)
 Gagan Narang (IND)
 Gagan Narang (IND)
 Zhu Qinan (CHN)
January 27, 2000
March 1, 2008
November 5, 2008
October 6, 2010
September 22, 2011
Langkawi (MAS)
Winterthur (SUI)
Bangkok (THA)
New Delhi (IND)
Wrocław (POL)
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Final 703.8  Zhu Qinan (CHN) (600+103.8) September 22, 2011 Wrocław (POL) edit

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), Gagan Narang; retrieved 2012-8-20.
  2. "Gagan Narang wins India's first gold". October 26, 2003. http://www.rediff.com/sports/2003/oct/26aagshoot.htm. a rediff.com article about Afro-Asian Games
  3. "Who is Gagan Narang," Hindustan Times (India). October 5, 2010; retrieved 2012-8-20.
  4. "Gagan Narang set to get Khel Ratna, Arjuna for Zaheer," Times of India. July 20, 2011; retrieved 2012-8-20.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Gagan Narang wins India’s first medal at London 2012 Olympics". http://olympicsmedaltally.com/gagan-narang-wins-indias-first-medal-at-london-2012-olympics.html. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  6. "Gagan Narang wins Bronze at London Olympic 2012". JolChobi. July 30, 2012. http://news.jolchobi.com/2012/07/gagan-narang-wins-olympic-bronze.html. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  7. London2012.com, Gagan Narang; retrieved 2012-8-15.
  8. "2006 ISSF World Cup Scores". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_ISSF_World_Cup. Retrieved 2012-07-30.