Rio Olympics 2016, India Shooting: Gagan Narang, Chain Singh, Men’s 50m Rifle Prone preview, date, timing and where to watch
A billion hopes rest on the shoulders of Gagan Narang and Chain Singh
The Men’s 50 Metre Rifle Prone shooting event will be held on the 7th Day of the Rio Olympics and the Indian duo of Gagan Narang and Chain Singh would be eager to make a change in their nation’s medal tally which is so far at zero. The Olympics Shooting Centre in Rio de Janeiro will host the event.
Gagan Narang will be on the hunt for his second Olympic podium finish, the previous and only time being in the 2012 London Games. Meanwhile, Chain Singh will also try to prove his worth after the dilemma over his participation in Rio due to his struggle with pulmonary embolism and pneumonia.
Nevertheless, his recent record is quite impressive having won 6 Gold medals in the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati. But his Gold medal at the 2014 Asian Championships in Kuwait and a Bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games are the real highlights of his career.
The facts you need to know about the Men’s 50 Metre Rifle Prone event:
Channel: Star Network (Only Finals)
Live stream: Star Network and Hotstar (Only Finals)
You can follow live updates at: www.sportskeeda.com
Date and Time: Friday, 12 August 2016 – 12:00 GMT (17:30 IST)
Venue: Olympic Shooting Centre, Rio de Janeiro.
Gagan Narang: This is the second of the three events the Indian shooter will be participating at the Olympics this year. Having not performed up to the mark in the Men’s 10 Metre Air Rifle event unlike his previous campaign where he won Bronze, Narang would like to set an example for the rest of the Indian contingent.
Chain Singh: This is going to be the first Olympic Games for the shooter from Jammu and Kashmir who was unaware of the sport until he joined the Indian Army in 2007. His form in the recent past is quite impressive having won 6 Gold medals in the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati. But his Gold medal at the 2014 Asian Championships in Kuwait and a Bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games are the real highlights of his career.
Shooters to watch out for:
Torben Grimmel: The Danish shooter is currently leading the world rankings in the event and is a threat to all other participants. The veteran is participating in his 5th Summer Olympics and will try to improve on the Olympics record of winning a Silver medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Henri Junghaenel: The German shooter from Leipzig, Germany has already made remarkable achievements in his career. The 28-year-old was awarded the ISSF Shooter of the year in 2008 and won the World Cup Gold Medal in the event in Rio de Janeiro.
Warren Potent: The 24-old Australian will be participating in his fifth consecutive Olympics. His most memorable and prominent performance came in the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he won the Bronze medal in the category. Having finished at the 32nd spot during the 2012 London Olympics, much is expected from Warren who is currently ranked no.3 in the world.