Indian shooter Gagan Narang
claims another gold and a
It is another great day for Indian shooting team as Gagan Narang won the gold medal in the Men’s 50 Rifle 3 Positions after he set a new Commonwealth record of 1261.4.
The game record of 1157 has kept by Canadian Mart Kleep since 1990.
This is Narang’s second gold medal at this Commonwealth Games. He took the Men’s 10m Air Rifle Pair gold medal with team mate Abhinav Bindra.
This is also India’s sixteenth gold medals in shooting at Melbourne. India has won total of twenty gold medals at this games, having sixteen gold medals in shooting demonstrates India’s domination in shooting.
Abhinav Bindra took the silver with 1248.6 followed by Australia’s Ben Burge who scored 1238.2.
Narang have shown outstanding performance in all the three positions – Prone, Standing and Kneeling in today’s competition.
He scored 394, 389 and 380 in Prone, Standing and Kneeling respectively.
Narang was very happy his performance today and said “It was my personal best. It was a Commonwealth Games record.”
Burge got a score of 395 in the Prone position, however, he only score 376 and 379 in the Standing and Kneeling position respectively which made him spot in the bronze position.
“I’m glad to get the bronze. Everyone wants gold, but you don’t always get it.”
The Aussie shooter has no time for celebration, saying “I’m straight on a plane to China for the World Cup.”
Wale’s John Croydon finished in the fourth place with 1235.5, followed by English Chris Hector who scored 1233.3.
Australia’s other shooter Michael Brown finished in eighth with 1223.4.
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