Post-failure in Prone, shooter Gagan pins hope on Rifle 3 Position

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) After failing to reach the finals of the men’s 50 metres Rifle Prone competition in the Olympics on Friday, Indian shooter Gagan Narang said he pinned his medal hopes on his next event, the Rifle Three Position.

Narang further said that he will find out the reason of his poor outing in the Prone event.

Narang, a bronze medallist in the 2012 Games in the 10 metres Air Rifle, finished 13th in the qualification with a total of 623.1 points.

The 33-year-old scored 104.7, 104.4, 104.6, 103.0, 104.0 and 102.4 in the six series.

“I have another event but that’s not my favourite (3P). However, if I have a good day, I will go through,” Narang said.

“This (50 metres Rifle Prone) was the event I was playing for. I had a good feeling about it. I gave it my best. I tried really hard by the last four shots went wrong. I will have to find out what happened. I will have to play it my mind again and see where I went wrong,” he added.

“I left no stone unturned and chose my ammunition carefully. In rifle prone competition, the ammunition is very important and I struggle and made effort to get it right.”



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