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Narang wins silver, Bindra disappoints at Asian Games

other Updated: Nov 13, 2010 13:27 IST

Ace shooter Gagan Narang picked up his and India's second medal at the Asian Games by netting the silver in the 10m air rifle individual event but Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra disappointed by failing to even qualify for the finals in Guangzhou on Saturday.

Narang could not better the world record of 703.5 that he holds and shot a score of 700.7 (597+103.7) to settle for silver behind China's Qinan Zhu (598+104).

Korean Kiwon Kim (596+104) took the bronze medal.

Narang, who won three bronze medals in Doha Games four years ago, was the lone Indian to qualify for the event after Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput failed to make the cut in the qualifying shoot-off.

With a regulation qualifying score of 593, Bindra and Rajput were tied with Kyrgyzstan's Ruslan Ismailov and Japan's Toshikazu Yamashita but the Indian duo fell by the wayside after a shoot-off.

Bindra and Rajput's shoot-off tally of 50.6 and 51.8 respectively was not good enough against Ismailov (52) and Yamashita (51.9).

Earlier, Narang, Bindra and Rajput had combined to fetch a silver in the 10m air rifle team event.