CWG: Gagan Narang settles for men's 50m rifle prone silver
Indian shooters continued to bring home more medals as Gagan Narang won the country's third medal Monday clinching the men's 50-metre rifle prone silver at the Commonwealth Games here
Glasgow: Indian shooters continued to bring home more medals as Gagan Narang won the country's third medal Monday clinching the men's 50-metre rifle prone silver at the Commonwealth Games here.
Earlier in the day, Indians Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh won gold and silver, respectively, in the men's 50-metre pistol finals at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.
Narang was in the fight right till the very end but Australian veteran Warren Potent was a tad better than the Indian. Eventually the Australian took the gold and Narang -- who has bagged eight CWG gold medals -- had to settle for the silver. England's Kenneth Parr won the bronze.
The 52-year-old Potent won the yellow metal in style as he set the Finals Games Record (FGR) with a final score of 204.3 points. Narang, who also won the 2012 London Olympic bronze in 10m air rifle, fought hard till the very end but had to give in with a score of 203.6 points. Parr finished third with 182.
This is the Hyderabadi's ninth medal at the Commonwealth Games and his first silver. The 31-year-old won four golds in 2006 Melbourne and four more golds in 2010 at home in Delhi.
This is India's 12th medal from the discipline at the 2014 Glasgow Games. India are now placed fourth in the standings behind Australia, England and Scotland with a total of 25 medals -- 7 gold, 11 silver and 7 bronze.