Gagan Narang qualifies for 10m air rifle finals in the Olympics

Jul 30, 2012, 15:46 IST | Agencies

Ace marksman Gagan Narang made it to the 10m air rifle finals in the Olympics while compatriot Abhinav Bindra failed to qualify for the same event.

Gagan Narang

Both, Narang and Bindra, were representing India in 10m air rifle event.

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.

However, Narang kept India in the hunt by finishing third with 598, a point behind world number 1 Niccolo Campriani of Italy and Romania's Moldoveanu Alin George who both shot an Olympic record-equalling 599 to stand first and second in the qualifying round at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

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