Gagan Narang has been India's only success story in the London Olympics, so far. With a bronze medal in his bag and the weight of expectations on him ever increasing, the marksman will shoot again, this time in the men's 50m air rifle prone event on Friday which will also feature Joydeep Karmakar.
Accolades have hardly stopped coming Narang's way since he bagged the bronze earlier this week in the 10m air rifle event but his proud father had said that he has every chance to win more. He had advised his son to enjoy the moment but also aim for even more glory (Watch here). Narang now has a chance to pay heed to his father's words. ( Cheer for Gagan Narang here)
While Friday's event is not the one that Narang favours the most, he did manage to secure the gold in it, during the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.
An accomplished shooter who has proven his worth and mettle, Narang however will not be up against defenseless opponents. Not even close. The field will be lined by veteran marksmen like Ukrainian Artur Ayvazyan, Australian Warren Potent andÂ American Matthew Emmons, each of whom have managed to take aim and shoot down records in the past.
Narang will battle for a country which is now 41st in the medals tally. He shoots at 1330 (IST).