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CWG: Gagan Narang settles for silver in 50m Rifle Prone

Last updated on: July 28, 2014 20:14 IST

CWG: Gagan Narang settles for silver in 50m Rifle Prone

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London Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang continued India's rich haul in shooting as he won the silver medal in the men's 50m Rifle Prone event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, on Monday.

Narang, who has won four medals each in both the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games but in other events, lost out the gold to Warren Potent of Australia by 0.7 points, who shot 204.3.

Kenneth Parr of England had to settle for bronze.

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The ace marksman was second with a score of 30.5 after the first three shots before he climbed to the top shot after six shots with a score of 61.9.

At the halfway stage, Narang had slipped to third with 100.7 after 10 shots.

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Narang, a two-time World record setter, had won four gold medals in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and followed that up with two silver in the Guangzhou Asian Games a month later.

He had also won four gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

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Not all was hunky-dory for Narang in the Glasgow Games as ge failed to qualify in the 10-metre air rifle event.

Narang, who bagged a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in 10-metre air rifle, missed out on a place as his last six scores were not good enough.

Narang, a multiple medallist at the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Cup, will also represent India at Glasgow in the men's 50-metre 3-position rifle with Sanjeev Rajput.

Narang failed to become only the third shooter to win nine gold medals in the Commonwealth Games but he still has a chance to achieve the feat when he takes the field in 50m rifles 3 position on Tuesday. India's Jaspal Rana and England's Michael Gault have won nine gold in Commonwealth Games.

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