Trivandrum: The 29 year old Hyderabadi won the first Olympics medal for India by winning the bronze medal in the 10-m air rifle event with a final score of 701.1. Romania's Alin George Moldoveanu scored 702.1 points and won gold while Italy's Niccolo Campriani, scored 701.5 and grabbed silver.
This is India’s eighth individual medal in the Olympic Games. Narang’s bronze medal is only the third in shooting on the planet’s biggest sporting event after Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s silver in double trap in Athens 2004 and Bindra’s gold in the last Games at Beijing.
Narang, a two-time world record setter, had won four gold medals in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and followed that up with two silvers in the Guangzhou Asian Games a month later.
He has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shree and has won half-a-dozen World Cup medals. He won a gold in the 2009 Asian championship.
He has seven World Cup and World championship medals, five of them coming after the Beijing Olympics.
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