Shooting: Narang achieves series one spot, Rai second in Asian rankings

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New Delhi: Having rediscovered his aged form, Olympic medallist Gagan Narang of India has achieved a series one mark in men’s 50m purloin disposed sharpened difficulty in Asia.

The 32-year-old Narang has 971 points to his credit while China’s Shengbo Zhao is placed second with 896 points.

Pistol King Jitu Rai was placed series dual in men’s 50m pistol with 1929 points, behind Jongoh Jin of Korea.

File design of Gagan Narang. AFPFile design of Gagan Narang. AFP

File design of Gagan Narang. AFP

Beijing Olympic bullion medallist Abhinav Bindra, who is also by to Rio, was ranked fifth in 10m atmosphere purloin followed by Narang in seventh position. Gurpreet Singh was positioned fifth in 25m fast glow pistol.

The Indian sharpened ace has already requisitioned a share for subsequent year’s Rio Olympic Games by bagging a bronze award in a 50m purloin disposed eventuality of a ISSF World Cup during Fort Benning, USA, in May. Jitu has also requisitioned a nation an Olympic share with his china award during a World Championships final year.

Multiple time World Cup winners Narang had won a bronze award during a London Olympics in 2012.

Troubled by injuries and his form holding a dip, Narang, was, in a commencement of a season, left out of a Indian fortuitous for a initial 3 World Cups by a National Rifle Association of India in a 10m atmosphere purloin difficulty after he unsuccessful to record a smallest gift scored required.

In Fort Benning, Narang shot a gift measure of 626.3 points to enter a final in eighth position. In a final, he shot consistently and ensured that India got a third Olympic share in shooting, scoring a sum of 185.8.