London Olympic medallist Gagan Narang missed the Gold by just 0.1 point & had to settle for silver medal here in International Shooting Competition of Hannover on Saturday.
Both Sweden’s Karl Olsson & Gagan Narang scored better than the existing World Record to win gold and silver respectively in the rifle 50m prone final .
Narang scored 250 to finish only 0.1 point behind Olsson’s 250.1 in the eight-man final.
The Indian was looking strong to win gold till the 22nd shot with 229.9 points, while the Sweden’s shooter was at 229.8 points.
But a 9.9 in the crucial stage proved costly for Narang as Olsson fired a 10.3. Narang recovered with a 10.2 in the last (24th) shot, but a 10 was enough for Olsson to seal the yellow metal.
Happy beating the Final World Record in 50 meter rifle prone and finishing with a silver at the International Competition in Hannover (GER) pic.twitter.com/I4oWLe9E8O
— Gagan Narang (@gaGunNarang) May 13, 2017
Since the Hannover event is not an ISSF event, the record scores will not be considered official. However, the score is good enough to be a new Indian national record.
Narang dedicated the silver medal to sports psychologist and mentor, late Bhishmaraj Bam.