Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:19:51 GMT | By Rajesh Viswanathan, India Syndicate

Highlights and commentary from Gagan Narang's 10M Air Rifle final

It was a special day for Gagan Narang and for India. In case you missed out on all the action, just scroll down to get highlights and commentary from our coverage of the 10M air rifle final held at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London


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Live Blog: Can Narang strike Gold?

05.30 pm - It was fantastic being with you on this very special day for Indian sport. Gagan Narang has opened the account for India at London Olympics. We only hope this is just the beginning of many more medals to come over the next 10 days of competition. Hope you enjoyed our coverage here on MSN India. Till we meet again, it is goodbye from all of us.

05.20 pm - Outstanding achievement by the ace shooter. Gagan was always going to have a tough fight in his hands after finishing 3rd in the qualifying but how well he held his nerve in the final. There were moments when you felt he could have got a Silver or Gold but Bronze at an Olympic event is not bad at all. Just what the doctor ordered for India. Can the contingent get the much-needed lift from the Gagan feat? Here is the final tally from the Men’s 10M air rifle event:

RankShooterFinal score (Qualification + final)
1Alin George Moldoveanu (Romania)599 + 103.1 à 702.1
2Niccolo Campriani (Italy)599 + 102.5 à 701.5
3Gagan Narang (India)598 + 103.1 à 701.1
4Tao Wang (China)598 + 102.4 à 700.4
5Peter Hellenbrand (Holland)596 + 103.8 à 699.8
6Edmond Pierre Piasecki (France)596 + 103.1 à 699.1
7Illia Charheika (Belarus)597 + 101.6 à 698.6
8Ole Magnus Bakken (Norway)597 + 94.5 à 691.5

05.15 pm - Fabulous final shot by Narang. Cool as a cucumber. 10.7 and that's it. India have their first medal of London 2012. Gagan Narang has won the bronze medal in the 10M air rifle event. Fantastic performance.
Big Breaking News: Gagan Narang wins Bronze medal in the 10M air rifle event
Big Breaking News: Gagan Narang wins Bronze medal in the 10M air rifle event
Big Breaking News: Gagan Narang wins Bronze medal in the 10M air rifle event

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