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gagan-narang-thumbGagan Narang displayed an awesome performance and fetched the first (Bronze) Medal for India at London Olympics 2012 in a 10 m Air Rifle Shooting event. Romania's Alin George Moldoveanu wins gold with 702.1 points while Italy's Niccolo Campriani takes Silver with 701.5. Gagan Narang's final score was 701.1. Expectations were riding high on the only Gold-fetcher Indian-Olympian, Abhinav Bindra -but unfortunately he failed to qualify for the finals at the London Olympics 2012. However, to much of every Indian's happiness, Gagan Narang qualified for the 10 m Air Rifle Final Shooting with score of 598/600

Let's take a look at Gagan Narang's profile and find out more about him!

Date of Birth


6th May 1983

Native Place


Amritsar, Punjab. 

Place of Birth



Current City of Residence





5"11 inches



97 kgs



10 metre Air Rifle and 50 metre 3 position

Weapon used


Walther LG 300

Role Model


Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali

Employed with


Air India as an Assistant manager, Commercial

Favourite Movie


In Pursuit of Happyness

Favourite Movie star


Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz

Favourite Song


White Flag by Dido

Favourite sportsperson


Roger Federer, Michael Schumacher

Favourite Sports to Watch


Cricket and Tennis

Favourite Holiday destination


Langkawi, Malaysia

Best sporting moment


Shooting the World Record in the 10m Air Rifle, a perfect 600/600 at Bangkok during the World Cup Finals in Nov 2008. In the process, he became the only person to shoot a World Record in the World Cup Event

Favourite Cuisine





 Other Facts:


  • He is the world record holder in the 10m Air Rifle event with a stunning score of 703.5, a feat he accomplished when he beat world's top shooters at the ISSF World Cup Final Bangkok, 2008. 
  • He won 4 gold medals in the rifle events at the CWG 2010, which included a perfect 600/600 score in 10m Air Rifle event. He also won 2 silver medals in the 2010 Asian Games and has proved that he is India's best bet for a medal at the London Olympics. 


 Source: http://www.olympicgoldquest.in/