Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the 50m rifle prone final of the International Shooting Competition of Hannover, shooting a record 250 points in the process.
Narang missed out on gold by just 0.1 points as Sweden’s Karl Olsson shot a 250.1, but it was a phenomenal performance by the Olympian, who had a torrid Rio 2016.
Happy beating the Final World Record in 50 meter rifle prone and finishing with a silver at the International Competition in Hannover (GER) pic.twitter.com/I4oWLe9E8O— Gagan Narang (@gaGunNarang) May 13, 2017
Japanese shooter Toshikazu Yamashita held the record with a total of 249.8, which he shot during the New Delhi World Cup in February.
Narang was leading with 229.9 points after 22 shots, but a 9.9 in the 23rd shot made the difference between the gold and the silver.
The interesting thing is that the International Shooting Sport Federation will not consider the scores of the Hannover event as official – however, Gagan’s effort will surely be recorded as an Indian national record.
This medal is dedicated to one of the finest mentors I have come across Mr. B.P.Bam who passed away two days ago. https://t.co/EoM0viCnYS— Gagan Narang (@gaGunNarang) May 14, 2017
Narang was also shooting while going through the loss of his sports psychologist and mentor Bhishmaraj Bam, who had passed away in Nashik on Friday.
Feature image source: PTI