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Gagan Narang Biography

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.

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Over 100 athletes removed from government's TOPS list till 2020 Olympics
Over 100 athletes removed from government's TOPS list till 2020 Olympics
The Olympic Podium Scheme has removed a large number of players to focus on potential medal winners in the near future.
Gagan Narang eyes another medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics, "Will start competing from next year"
Gagan Narang eyes another medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics, "Will start competing from next year"
Gagan Narang spoke to Sportskeeda about Project Leap, the state of shooting in the country and his plans for competing in the future.
Gagan Narang provides platform for young guns to hone their shooting skills in Lucknow
Gagan Narang provides platform for young guns to hone their shooting skills in Lucknow
Gagan's Gun for Glory academy was inaugurated in Lucknow yesterday.
Gagan Narang's Project Leap to mentor 20 new shooting stars into champions
Gagan Narang's Project Leap to mentor 20 new shooting stars into champions
Gagans Gun For Glory academies identified 55 shooters and he personally supervised each centers selection process.
Ankur Mittal Double Traps silver at New Delhi Shooting World Cup 2017
Ankur Mittal Double Traps silver at New Delhi Shooting World Cup 2017
Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu also win Mixed Team 10M Air Pistol gold.
Once an overweight teenager, Pruthviraj Ayachi is now matching Rio Olympic gold medallists
Once an overweight teenager, Pruthviraj Ayachi is now matching Rio Olympic gold medallists
At the recently concluded National Shooting Championships in Pune, the 16-year old came out of nowhere to match an unsung record from Rio.
16-year-old Indian shooter equals Rio Olympics gold medallist's score at National Shooting Championship
16-year-old Indian shooter equals Rio Olympics gold medallist's score at National Shooting Championship
Pruthviraj Ayachi, who hails from Gujarat, shot 209.5 in the finals as he emerged as the champion in the event.
Abhinav Bindra led committee identifies problems of the Indian Olympic shooting contingent
Abhinav Bindra led committee identifies problems of the Indian Olympic shooting contingent
The NRAI review committee targeted the shooters, the coaches, SAI and even the governing system of Shooting in India.
5 coaches who have turned things around for Indian sports
5 coaches who have turned things around for Indian sports
These men continue to bring glory to the country long after their playing days are over.
Abhinav Bindra to head independent inquiry to examine reasons for shooting failure in Rio Olympics - reports
Abhinav Bindra to head independent inquiry to examine reasons for shooting failure in Rio Olympics - reports
India did not win a medal in shooting for the first time since the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Rio Olympics 2016, India shooting: A case of so near yet so far for the shooting contingent
Rio Olympics 2016, India shooting: A case of so near yet so far for the shooting contingent
Some of the shooters performed admirably well before losing it towards the end to kill their dreams of a medal.
Rio Olympics 2016, India Shooting: Gagan Narang & Chain Singh fail to qualify for final round of Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event
Rio Olympics 2016, India Shooting: Gagan Narang & Chain Singh fail to qualify for final round of Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event
Chain Singh was on course to qualify for the final round but low scores in last series saw him drop out of the top-8
Rio Olympics 2016, India Shooting: Gagan Narang & Chain Singh, Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions preview, date, timing and where to watch
Rio Olympics 2016, India Shooting: Gagan Narang & Chain Singh, Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions preview, date, timing and where to watch
Can India finally get a medal from shooting in the last event at the Games?
Rio Olympics 2016: Gagan Narang is the last man standing in India's quest for a shooting medal
Rio Olympics 2016: Gagan Narang is the last man standing in India's quest for a shooting medal
The nation will be expecting the shooter to open India's account in Rio as he did four years ago in London
Story of India at Rio Olympics: Not holding their nerve when it matters the most
Story of India at Rio Olympics: Not holding their nerve when it matters the most
A few grams of metal is all that we need now.
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