Hope I am third time lucky: Gagan Narang

Jul 14, 2012, 08:18 IST | Agencies

Ace marksman Gagan Narang is hoping to get third time lucky at the London Games after his two unsuccessful attempts in 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics, reported PTI.

“I have been unlucky twice (Athens and Beijing), hope I get third time lucky,” said Narang, who missed out on the final by a point at Beijing in 2008.

Gagan Narang

“An athlete’s ultimate ambition is to win and I am determined to go all the way and do whatever it takes,” the 29-year-old Hyderabadi said.

Narang will represent the country along with Beijing Games gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra in 10m air rifle on July 30. Besides he will also compete in the 50m Rifle Prone (August 3) and 50m Rifle 3 Position (August 6) at the the Royal Artillery Barracks — the shooting venue for the quadrennial event.

“Olympics is everyone’s dream. All I can say after representing the country twice already is that I have better control keys,” he signed off. 

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