15 Apr :Gagan Narang became first Indian ever to win two medals in a single ISSF World Cup when he claimed gold in the men’s 50 metre rifle 3 position in Chongwon, Korea on Wednesday.
Narang, who earlier won the bronze in his pet 10 meter air rifle event, shot 1166 in the qualification round and 98 in the finals to aggregate maximum 1264 points.
The Hyderabad marksman, who reached the finals of all three events he participated here, is also the first Indian to climb the podium in the 50 mt range, according to the National Rifle Association of India.
He had narrowly missed a medal in the free rifle prone event.Among other Indians in the fray, Sanjeev Rajput finished sixth with 1258.7 (1160+98.7) while Sushil Ghalay failed to make the finals, ending up 11th with qualification round scores of 1155.
The silver and bronze medals respectively went to Jinseop Han of Korea for his effort of 1261.9 (1165+96.9) and Alexei Kamenski of Russia for garnering 1261.7 (1167+94.7) points.