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Gagan Narang shoots bronze in World Cup

April 14, 2008 19:47 IST

Ace marksman Gagan Narang shot bronze medal in the men's 10m Air Rifle in the ISSF World Cup in Beijing even though compatriots Abhinav Bindra and PT Raghunath failed to make the finals of the event.

Gagan fired 99, 99, 99, 100, 100, 100 and 100 to total 597 that earned him a ticket in the final of the event.

In the final, he shot a series of 9.8, 10.4, 10.5, 10.9, 10.4, 10.6, 9.8 and 10.6 to tally 103.3 and his overall aggregate of 700.3 was good enough to pocket the bronze.

China's Qinan Zhu (597+103.8) shot 700.8 to win the gold, while the silver went to American Matthew Emmons (599+101.7) who tallied 700.7.

Bindra shot 595 (99, 100, 99, 100, 99, 98) which was simply not enough to reach the final, while Raghunath totalled 594 (100, 97, 99, 99, 100, 99) to fall by the wayside.

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