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Narang wins India’s first medal at 2012 Olympics

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  1. Steel

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    Gagan Narang won the bronze medal for India in the 10-m air rifle event at the London Olympics 2012 with Romania's Alin George Moldoveanu winning gold and Italy's Niccolo Campriani winning silver
    Ace marksman Gagan Narang on Monday opened India’s account in the London Olympic Games by clinching the bronze medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event here.

    Narang shot 103.1 in a gripping ten-shot finals for an aggregate of 701.1 after scoring 598 in the qualifying round in which also he stood third.

    The gold was won by Romania’s Moldoveanu Alin George who tallied 702.1, that included 103.1 in the final, to upset world number 1 Niccolo Campriani of Italy who stood second with 701.5 at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

    After a good start when he shot 10.7, Narang was off target with his second shot that fetched him 9.7. But he gathered his wits and steadied his aim to collect 10.6 10.7 10.4 and 10.6 in the following four shots to at one stage remain on course for bagging even a silver.

    However, he slipped a bit and had to fight for the bronze medal with China’s Wang Tao who finished fourth with 700.4.

    After returning poor scores of 9.9 and 9.5 in the seventh and eighth attempts, Narang pulled up his socks to seal the bronze with impressive scores of 10.3 and 10.7.

    Narang’s compatriot and defending champion Abhinav Bindra had, however, suffered a shocking exit with his dismal show in the preliminaries in which he stood 16th out of 47 contestants with a score of 594 out of 600.

    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.

    This was also India’s eighth individual medal in the Olympic Games.

    With Alin George and Campriani able to maintain their grip on the top two positions, the competition for the bronze medal had boiled down to a tense contest between the Indian and his Chinese rival over the last few shots in which Narang prevailed.

    There was stage when Campriani’s poor efforts of 9.9 and 9.4 in the eighth and the penultimate series gave Narang a whiff of chance of winning the silver, but the Italian fired a 10.4 in his last shot to dash the Indian’s hope of finishing second.

    Earlier, Narang had kept alive India’s hopes by advancing to the medal round after Bindra crashed out.

    Bindra, who scripted history four years ago by becoming the country’s first—ever individual gold medallist in the Olympics, shot 594 out of 600 to finish a shocking 16th out of 47 competitors and lost the golden chance of becoming the world’s first shooter to win two successive gold medals at the mega event.

    However, Narang kept India in the hunt by finishing third with 598, a point behind Campriani and Alin George who both shot an Olympic record—equalling 599 to stand first and second in the qualifying round.

    President congratulates Narang

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated shooter Gagan Narang for winning a bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle event of the London Olympics.

    Narang shot 103.1 in a gripping ten-shot finals for an aggregate of 701.1 after scoring 598 in the qualifying round in which also he stood third.

    Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra could not make the final in the same event.




    The Hindu : Sport / Other Sports : Narang wins India
     
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    I was hoping for two medals but right now even i am happy with bronze :india:
     
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    Congrats to Gagan!!!!:tup:
    I was waiting for two days for first medal.....
    Though he could have won the silver

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    Congrats to Gagan.
    My figure is cross for sania nehwal, hockey team & boxing team.
    I am expecting at least 2 gold medals from boxing team.
    But I am really disappointed with Men Archery team as well as with Ahinav bindra
     
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    Tomorrow india's schedule.


    Athletics:
    Om Prakash Shot Put: 14:30PM
    Mayookha Johny: (W) Triple Jump: 19:30PM
    Seema Antil : (W) Discus: 23:40PM
    Krishan Poonia: (W) Discus 01:00 AM

    13:30 PM: Badminton women semis
    Saina Nehwal vs Yihan Wang (China)

    13:30 PM: SHOOTING (MEDAL EVENT)
    PRONE: Joydeep Karmakar & Gagan Narang
    16:30 PM PRONE FINAL

    15:00 PM: SHOOTING
    25M Rapid-Fire Pistol Stage 2 Qualification: Vijay Kumar
    19:00 PM: FINAL

    HOCKEY
    18.30 - IND V GER

    2:00 AM: BOXING Men's Welter(69kg)
    Vikas Krishan VS Errol Spence (USA)


    all time are in IST
     
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    Vijender Singh enters London Olympics quarterfinals with narrow margin

    Beijing Olympics bronze medalist Vijender Singh defeated Terell Gausha of USA to move into the quarterfinals of the 75kg event at the London Olympics.
     
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    Sushil Kumar storms into finals

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    Star wrestler Sushil Kumar created history on Sunday as he scripted his name as India’s best-ever individual Olympian by assuring at least a silver medal in the London Olympics by entering the finals of the 66kg class here today.

    Sushil, who had won India’s second bronze in Olympic history at the 2008 Games in Beijing, will meet Japanese Armyman Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the final. The Japanese thrashed Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan 3-0 in the other semi final

    After Yogeshwar Dutt’s stellar performance on Saturday to clinch a bronze medal in the 60 kg category, the pin-up boy of Indian wrestling on Sunday fought the best bout of his life as he came from behind to beat Kazakhstan Wrestler Akzurukh Tantarov 3-1 in the semifinal.

    The Beijing Games bronze medallist won the first round easily with 3-0 score which included a penalty point. Sushil first used the Iranian technique to get over his opponent and then rolled him over for two points. A head butt by Tantarov assured him another point.

    The second round undoubtedly belonged to the 25-year-old Kazakh wrestler as he put Sushil on the mat and tossed him over to get 3-0 clincher.

    When the third round started, the 29-year-old Indian looked tired and jaded as within the first seconds, conceded a 3-0 lead to the Kazakh. The match looked as good as over for Sushil who waited for that one inspirational moment as he caught Tantarov by his leg and pegged him down to make it 3-3 with the vociferous Indian contingent egging him on.

    This was followed by a Hercules-like act as he suddenly stood up with the Kazakh hanging on his shoulders. It probably was the defining moment for the Indian contingent’s challenge at the biggest sporting spectacle. An Indian’s show of strength at the world stage.

    Sushil Kumar can take a bow as he will now be considered at par with legendary hockey players Dhyan Chand and Balbir Singh Sr although theirs was a team sport and were part of back-to-back gold medal winning teams.

    The Hindu : Sport / Other Sports : Sushil Kumar storms into finals

    Ye Dil Mage GOLD...

    hope he wins it
     
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    He loses his match.so India gets a silver


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    Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu of Japan won the Olympic wrestling gold medal in men’s 66-kilogram freestyle, beating Sushil Kumar of India to give the Japanese their first Olympic gold in the sport in 24 years.

    The last Japanese wrestler to claim gold before Yonemitsu was flyweight Mitsuru Sato at the Seoul Games in 1988.

    Yonemitsu, the runner-up at the world championships in 2011, beat Sushil Kumar 1-0, 3-1 in the first gold-medal match featuring an Indian wrestler.

    The win was Japan’s fourth gold of the London Games. Three Japanese women won gold medals earlier this week.

    http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/article3757354.ece?homepage=true
     
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    sad one he lost the match. anyway congratulation to Him.
     
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