Commonwealth Games 2018: Gagan Narang Looks To Extend Domination In CWG
Gagan Narang is one of India's senior-most shooters.
Gagan Naranag is a London Olympics bronze medallist
He is part of the 27-member shooting squad for CWG 2018
The 34-year-old appeared in his first CWG in 2006 in Melbourne
However often we describe veteran India shooter Gagan Narang's domination in the shooting arena, it is not enough. The London Olympics bronze medallist, along with Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela, would be anchoring India's gold quest as part of the 27-member shooting squad for the Commonwealth Games. Narang, who will feature in his fourth Commonwealth Games, will aim to add more medals to his exclusive cabinet in the 50m rifle prone event at Gold Coast, Australia. The 34-year-old appeared in his first CWG in 2006 in Melbourne and went on to win four gold medals. In 2010, Narang continued his dominant show and again clinched four gold in four separate events in Delhi. Pairing with India's Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, he won the 10-metre air rifle event. In the men's 10 m air rifle singles event, he shot a perfect 600 to win gold which was a new record too.
His two other gold medals at the New Delhi Games came in 50-metre air rifle three position events in both paired and individual categories.
In 2014 CWG in Glasgow, Narang grabbed two medals -- silver in 50m rifle prone and a bronze in 50m rifle three positions.
Narang also won two golds and one silver at 2005 Commonwealth Championships in Melbourne. The rifle shooter had a dominant 2010 Commonwealth Championships, where he won eight medals in the tournament -- 6 golds and 2 silvers.
In the Commonwealth Championships 2017 held in Melbourne, Narang grabbed one silver medal in 50m rifle prone event. Narang's vast experience on the big stage makes him one of the biggest medal prospects for India.