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Gagan Narang

President Ram Nath Kovind presents Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2019 to Gagan Narang and Padam Singh (L) representing Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation during the National Sports and Adventure Award 2019, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Gold medalist shooter from India, Chain Singh (C), silver medalist shooter from Bangladesh, M.Chowthury (R), and bronze medalist shooter from India, Gagan Narang (L) in the Men's 10m Air Rifle individual event at the 12th South Asian Games, in Guwahati, Assam.

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The other kind of shooting. Ace shooter Gagan Narang clicks pictures with a professional camera at 8th Asian Air Gun Championship in New Delhi.

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Olympic medal winners Gagan Narang (L) and Mary Kom during the 2nd 'Gun for Glory' Shooting Championship, 2012 in Pune.

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Shooter Gagan Narang showing his Olympics bronze medal to President Pranab Mukherjee during a felicitation function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Olympics medal winners from right, MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Gagan Narang, Vijay Kumar and Sushil Kumar during a felicitation function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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London Olympic medal winners, Gagan Narang takes a picture of MC Mary Kom as shooter Vijay Kumar and Saina Nehwal smile after a ceremony by Sports authority of India at the India Gate in New Delhi.

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London Olympic medal winners, from left, bronze medal in shooting Gagan Narang, bronze medal in boxing MC Mary Kom, silver medalist in wrestling Sushil Kumar, silver medal in shooting Vijay Kumar, bronze medal in badminton Saina Nehwal and bronze medal in wrestling Yogeshwar Dutt pose for the media at a ceremony by Sports authority of India in New Delhi.

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Olympic bronze medallist shooter Gagan Narang shows his medal as he is welcomed by his fans on his arrival at Shamshabad Airport in Hyderabad.

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Shoot at site Gagan Narang exults after his bronze medal in the 10 m air rifle event

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Gagan Narang celebrates winning the bronze medal in the men's 10-meter air rifle at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London.

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Gagan Narang competes in the qualification round of 10m Air Rifle shooting event at the Olympic Games 2012 in London.

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A combo image, from left, Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang in the qualification round of 10m Air Rifle shooting event at the Olympic Games 2012 in London. Beijing Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra crashed out of the 10m air rifle event at the London Olympics with a dismal display in the qualifying rounds, but compatriot Gagan Narang kept alive India's hopes by advancing to the medal round. 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 world number 1 Niccolo Campriani of Italy and Romania's Moldoveanu Alin George who both shot an Olympic record-equalling 599 to stand first and second in the qualifying round at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

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Shooting Star If it can be said that the Commonwealth Games was his coming-out party, then the awarding of the Khel Ratna to crack shot Gagan Narang should not have merited so much debate. But really, was it not in keeping with the spirit of India’s Games that the decision-making process was as contested and drawn out as it was?

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President Pratibha Patil presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2011 to ace shooter Gagan Narang during a function at the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Pratibha Patil presenting the Padma Shri award to shooter Gagan Narang during a function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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File photos of Padma award winners in the sports category, clockwise from left, cricketer VVS Laxman, wrestler Sushil Kumar, shooter Gagan Narang, mountaineer Harbhajan Singh, weightlifter N Kunjarani Devi and discus thrower Krishna Poonia

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Shooter Gagan Narang (C) competes in men's 50m rifle 3 position event of the 16th Asian Games at Aoti Shooting Range in Guangzhou, China.

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Indian shooter Gagan Narang competes in men's 50m rifle 3 position event of the 16th Asian Games at Aoti Shooting Range in Guangzhou, China. Gagan missed out on a medal by a whisker on the sixth day of competitions in the 16th Asian Games.

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(from R) Indian shooters Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput, who won silver in men's 10m air rifle event of 16th Asian Games, during the medal ceremony at Aoti Shooting Range, Guangzhou, in China

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(From L) Men's 10-meter air rifle silver medalist India's Gagan Narang , gold medallist Zhu Qinan of China and bronze medalist Kim Kiwon of South Korea on the podium during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China

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Ace shooter Gagan Narang competes in the men's 10m air rifle event of 16th Asian Games at Aoti Shooting Range, Guangzhou, in China

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