Gagan Narang wins bronze in men's rifle prone event

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New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) Equalling the world record, ace shooter Gagan Narang shot a perfect 600 in the qualification round to win the Bronze medal in the men's rifle prone event of the 39th Grand Prix of Liberation in Pilzen, Czech Republic.

''Although, personally, I am very satisfied with this performance, I still need to learn and work hard on the prone finals,'' Gagan said, who shot 99.8 in the finals to notch up an aggregate score of 699.8 points according to indianshooting.com.

Meanwhile, Narang's world record score might not be officially considered for record purposes as this competition is not a part of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

Gonci Jozef of Slovakia won the gold medal with 702.0 points (599+103) whereas Jazdzewski Jaroslaw of Poland clinched the silver with 702.0 points (599+103).

In the men's air pistol event, ace Indian shooter Samaresh Jung shot 674.6 points (579+95.6) to finish eighth.

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