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Narang wins gold at ISSF World Cup

Fresh from his fine show at Melbourne Commonwealth Games, he claimed the gold medal in the 10m air rifle event.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2006 14:37 IST

Fresh from their golden feats at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Indian shooters started their campaign at the ISSF World Cup at Gauangzhou, China, in much the same way with Gagan Narang claiming the gold medal in the 10m air rifle event.

It was double delight for Narang as he also became the first Indian shooter to earn a spot in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Narang aggregated 700.2 points to bag first place.

The 22-year-old, who bagged four gold medals in Melbourne, scored 103.2 points in the final after three shooters were tied at 597 in the previous round.

Tianyou Liu of China won the silver with a total score of 699.6 while Artem Khadijibekov of Russia took the bronze totalling 699.1 points.

Abhinav Bindra, however, finished ninth with a score of 595 points.