Narang, who won four gold medals each in the 2006 and 2010 CWG, failed to win a single yellow metal this time but he said age is on his side and he will break the record in 2018 in (Agencies)
Gold Coast, Australia.
"I am just 31 and I have a long way to go. I have no doubt that I will win my ninth gold and then go past it also," Narang said after he won a bronze in men's 50m rifle 3 positions, an event in which he had won gold in singles as well as in pairs in both the 2006 and 2010 Games.
"In the next edition, there will be both singles and pairs events as well as team events and that will be good for me and Indian shooting. So, there is nothing to disappoint and I am looking forward to the next Games and do better," he said.
He said he would take the bronze, though everyone would love to win gold.
"A medal is a medal and I will take it," he said.
Asked about the overall performance of the shooters in the Games, Narang said, "It was again a very good performance from the shooters and we performed up to the expectations.
We had come here (Barry Buddon Shooting Centre) a few weeks before the Games to train in these conditions and that helped.”
"Personally also, I am happy to have won my 10th medal of the Commonwealth Games. You get matured after every such Games and I am doing just that,” he added.
Meanwhile, Manavjit Sandu, who won a bronze in men's trap event, said conditions were extremely hard to negotiate in Tuesday’s competition.
"This is my third bronze in a row and I felt that conditions were tough and very challenging. The wind and light kept changing all the time and I had to adapt right throughout the competition," he said.
Sandhu also appreciated performance of gold medallist Adam Vella from Australia.
"He is a very good competitor, he doesn't let go and is a good, top shooter," Sandhu said.
Narang, who won four gold medals each in the 2006 and 2010 CWG, failed to win a single yellow metal this time but he said age is on his side and he will break the record in 2018 in