Gagan Narang finally got Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Gagan Narang New Delhi: Ace Indian rifleman Gagan Narang finally got the coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award after being ignored for the honour last year.

Narang after receiving the prestigious award from President Pratibha Patil on Monday said that “I am happy that finally it has come.”
Though Narang has triumph medals at major international tournaments, including the World Cup, World Championships and the Asian Games, an Olympic medal and he is now determined to make it to the podium in London next year.

Narang, who is 1st shooter to qualify for the quadrennial event said that “It is not going to be an easy task in London. I am already feeling the pressure but I am determined to go all the way. I have been unlucky twice; hope I get third time lucky.”

Besides achieved 4 gold medals at last year’s Commonwealth Games, Narang triumph silver in the men’s 10m air rifle singles event at the Asian Games last year. He also bagged a team silver at the Asian Games when he combined with Abhinav Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput in the 10m air rifle event.


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