Full Name: Gagan Narang
Born: May 6, 1983 (age 29)
Sport: Shooting
Place of birth: Chennai
Current residence: Hyderabad
Weapon used: Walther LG 300

Role model: Boxer Muhammad Ali

Favourite sportspersons: Roger Federer & Michael Schumacher

Sports he loves to watch: Cricket and tennis

Favourite movie: In Pursuit of Happiness (2006)

Favourite song: White Flag by Dido

Favourite movie stars: Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz

Favourite cuisine: Chinese

Employed with: Air India as an assistant manager (Commercial)

Gagan’s achievements

>> Won gold at the 2003 Afro Asian Games (Hyderabad) in the men's 10m air rifle competition. The quadrennial event is yet to be held since then.

>> Won four gold medals each at the 2006 Commonwealth Games (Melbourne) and the 2010 CWG (New Delhi).

>> Won an air rifle gold medal at the World Cup 2006 on the same day Barrack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States of America.

>> Won gold in the men`s 10 metre air rifle event in 2008 ISSF World Cup Final with a world record score. Gagan shot a perfect 600 in the qualification round and scored 103.5 in the final round making total score of 703.5 to gain the world record.

>> Was conferred with the Padmashree award in 2010 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2011.

>> Became India's first medallist at the 2012 Olympics with a bronze in the men's 10m air rifle event in London.

>> This was his third Olympics appearance after 2004 Athens (finished 12th) and 2008 Beijing (finished 9th).

Personal Best
10m Air Rifle: 600/600
50m Rifle Prone: 597/600
50m Rifle 3rd Position: 1174/1200

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

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