May 14, 2 years ago

Gagan Narang surpass the World Record, grabs Silver in International Shooting Tournament Narang surpass the World Record, grabs Silver in International Shooting Tournament

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.

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.

Bam had passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Nashik on Friday. Bam was mentor to many national and international shooters and sportspersons, including Narang.
All the shooters will head to Munich, Germany for the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol to be held from 17-24th May.


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