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Gagan Narang, A Biographical View Of His Achievements


Posted Date: 01-Mar-2012  Last Updated:   Category: Sports    
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Gagan Narange one of the World's top rifle shooters, with his brilliant score 703.5, who was the first qualifier in India for London Olympic 2012, currently supported by Olympic Gold Quest. Here, we can see the personal details with his favorite matters and achievements with major awards.



Biography of Gagan Narange -


Gagan Narange one of the World's top rifle shooters, with his brilliant score 703.5,happens on Bangok ISSF World cup finals on 2008 in the 10m air rifle shoot event,who was the first qualifier in India for London Olympic 2012, currently supported by Olympic Gold Quest.

His best performances are happened on 2010 on Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. A Gold medal holder for commonwealth and a Silver medal holder in Asian games made expectation to win the London Olympic 2012, and his fans were keeping a good hope to get gold medal in coming London Olympic Games.

Personal details of Gagan Narang-


Gagan Narange was born in Chennai and settled in Hydarabad, home town, birth date on 6 th May 1983. Now, 28 years age Narang, on his precious movement to appearing for London Olympic 2012. He chooses his occupation as Rifle shooting, and he practiced since 1998 and start competition since 2000 for the team Air India, and now,he is participating under the sponsorship of Olympic Gold quest, coaching with Lapidus. He practicing items were the events for men 10m Air Rifle, 50m Prone and 50m Three-Position.

About to tell his personality he is interested with world's top most artists like Muhammed Ali, a boxer for America. Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz were his favorite movie stars, a best model professionals also.

He owned with a well shaped body, height with 5"11 inches and weight with 94 kg.

Interesting items of Gagan Narang, with various aspects -


  • He used his shooting weapon, the rifle model is walther LG 300.

  • His Role Model is Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who was an American professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist born in Kentucky.

  • He employed with Air India as an Assistant manager, in commercial department.

  • His favourite movie i "In Pursuit of Happiness",is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle with homelessness.

  • His favourite Movie stars are Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz

  • His favourite Song is White Flag by Didoone of her signature songs.

  • His favourite sportsperson is Roger Federer, Michael Schumacher

  • His favourite Sports to Watch are Cricket and Tennis

  • His favourite Holiday destination is Langkawi in Malaysia

  • His best sporting moment is 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.

  • His Favourite Cuisine is Chinese

  • His favourite Restaurant is Mainland China


  • Major Achievements of Gagan Narang-



    Medal record:


    Gold Medal:


  • 2010 Asian Games for 10m air rifle for individuals and couples.

  • 2010 Common wealth Games at Delhi

  • 2006 Common Wealth Games at Malbourne for men's 10m air rifle gold medal in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions, 10m air rifle (pairs) and men's 50m rifle 3 positions (pairs)

  • 2003 Afro Asian Games for men's 10m air rifle.

    Silver medal :


  • 2008 ISSF World Cup finals for Men's 10m air rifle, with world record


  • Bronze Medal :


  • 2010 ISSF World Shooting Championship for Men's 10m air rifle

  • 2010 ISSF World Championship in Munich for 10m air rifle

  • 2010 ISSF World Cup in Beijing for 10m Air Rifle


  • London Olympic 2012, first qualifier in India-



    Gagan Narang, the first Indian athlete to qualify for the Olympics to London will boost my confidence. " Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang, who notched up four gold medals at the Commonwealth Games last year, all the country's highest sporting honor was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. In August, 2010, Gagan has not publicly expressed their outrage after the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and the 2010 Commonwealth Games threatened to quit due to lack of motivation but he participated and won many gold medals."

    Awards, motivated Gagan Narang to achieve his goal -


    Padma Shri
  • Padma Sri, the forth highest civilian award in India, was awarded in 2010

  • Rajiv Gandi KhelRatna Award
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest honor giver for the achievements in sports, for 2010


  • The President on August 29, 2011 was awarded the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
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