Gagan Narang breaks the national record at the South Asian Games
Narang has already booked a quota for Rio.
Indian shooter Gagan Narang set a new national record on Thursday when he fired a score of 628.9 in the 50m Air Rifle event at the South Asian Games in Guwahati. It was also his new personal best.
The 32-year-old fired a final shot of 10.8 to overhaul the previous mark and put in impressive scores throughout the qualification period, including a perfect score of 10.9 of his 51st shot.
India had a superb opening day of the competition on Thursday with the Women’s 10m Air Rifle team, consisting of Apurvi Chandela, Elizabeth Susan Koshy and Pooja Ghatkar winning the Gold. Chandela also won the top prize in the Individual event of the same category.
The Men’s 50m Pistol team also won the Gold while Om Prakash won the Silver in Individual event of the same category.