Fighting injuries

Published: 28th July 2013 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2013 08:25 AM   |  A+A-


A year has gone by, rather uneventfully, for Gagan Narang, after his meritorious silver medal at the London Olympics. To think that he missed the gold by a whisker — just two shades adrift — would pain him, but the fact that he was amongst a handful of individuals to have ever returned with a medal for India from the Olympics should please him.

The season after hasn’t been as rewarding, as he was plagued by injuries and a rule change. A knee injury and new rule changes have forced Narang to start fresh to the new challenges. He took part in only two World Cups - at Munich (Germany) and Fort Benning (USA) and failed to qualify for the final on both occasions. However, in the USA World Cup, he finished 13th, narrowly missing the cut.

But Narang is still motivated, fine-tuning himself to fresher demands. “I am still making a lot of adjustments wherein the new rules and my new equipment are concerned. It will be important to get all my shooting apparatus right and get used to the new rule changes in the sport.’’

He is also focusing on his Gun For Glory Academy at Pune, where they identify and train kids from the age of 12.


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