|Date of Birth
|February 28, 2024
Gagan Narang will be carrying India’s medal hopes at the 2016 Rio Olympics in three events - 10m air rifle, 50m prone and 50m 3 positions. His love for shooting was born when a six-year-old Gagan held the gun for the first time at the Chennai Marina Beach carnival to shoot balloons. He first came into prominence at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games where he clinched the gold medal in Men’s 10m Air Rifle in front of his home crowd. Two years later, he added the Asian Championships gold medal in the same category as well. The biggest moment of his career came in 2012 when he grabbed the bronze medal in 10m Air Rifle at the London Olympics with a total score of 701.1. After his 2010 Commonwealth Games Medal, Gagan Narang has started India’s first privately managed shooting academy called Gun for Glory in 2011 to promote and aid budding shooters in the country. Narang would definitely hope to better his London performance in Rio.