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Kumar, Narang arrive back home; awards announced
PTI
New Delhi, August 08, 2012
First Published: 13:58 IST(8/8/2012)
Last Updated: 14:19 IST(8/8/2012)

Vijay Kumar arrived in New Delhi early in the morning on Wednesday to a rousing reception accorded by his employers Indian Army, while Narang checked into the Mumbai airport last night following which he left for Pune where his academy, 'Gun for Glory', is based.

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Wednesday announced cash awards of Rs. 20 lakh to London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar and Rs. 15 lakh to bronze winner Gagan Narang for bringing laurels to the country in the mega event.

While Kumar clinched a silver in the 25m rapid fire pistol event, Narang bagged a bronze in the 10m air rifle competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, the venue for shooting events.

"President Raninder Singh has announced cash awards to Shri Vinay Kumar (Rs 20 lakh) and Shri Gagan Narang (Rs 15 lakh) for winning medals in Olympics. Cheques will be handed over to the winners in a function, which will be organised shortly by NRAI," the association said in a statement.

National coach Sunny Thomas informed PTI that all the 11 shooters have left from London, though not everyone is home-bound.

It was learnt that Beijing Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, trap shooters Ronjan Sodhi and Manavjit Singh Sandhu have left for Italy after drawing a blank in their events at the quadrennial extravaganza.


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England 58 59 57 174
Australia 49 42 46 137
Canada 32 16 34 82
Scotland 19 15 19 53
India 15 30 19 64
New Zealand 14 14 17 45
South Africa 13 10 17 40
Nigeria 11 11 14 36
Kenya 10 10 5 25
Jamaica 10 4 8 22
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