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    Gagan Narang wins air rifle gold in Hannover

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    Gagan Narang. Photo: indianshooting.com

    Just three days after being axed from the sports ministry’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), Gagan Narang won gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle at the International Shooting Championship in Hannover, Germany.

    The 35-year-old, Gagan, shot 249.6 which included two consecutive 10.9 on his 21st and 22nd shot to claim the yellow metal with a margin of two points.

    Earlier in the qualification, the 2012 London Olympic bronze medallist shot 622.4 to qualify for the finals.

    The silver was won by Sweden’s Marcus Madsen with 247.6 while George Norton of United States took the bronze with 225.9.

    The Results:

    Men’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Gagan Narang (India) 249.6 (622.4); 2. Marcus Madsen (Sweden) 247.6 (621.8); 3. George Norton (USA) 225.9 (626.3).

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