Gagan Narang won first medal for India in London Olympics 2012

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gagan-narangJuly 30, London: Champion shooter Gagan Narang won India’s first medal at the London Olympics today by bagging a bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle event on Monday. Romanian shooter, Alin George Moldoveanu, won the gold medal and Niccolo Campriani of Italy won the silver medal.

Earlier, Beijing Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra had crashed out of the 10m air rifle event at the London Olympics with a dismal display in the qualifying rounds, but compatriot Gagan Narang kept alive India’s hopes by advancing to the medal round here.

Bindra, who scripted history four years ago by becoming the country’s first-ever individual gold medallist in the Olympics, shot 594 out of 600 to finish a shocking 16th out of 47 competitors and lost the golden chance of becoming the world’s first shooter to win two successive gold medals at the mega event.

Gagan Narang, a two-time world record setter, had won four gold medals in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and followed that up with two two silver in the Guangzhou Asian Games a month later.

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