London, 30 July, 2012: India's leading Shooter Gagan Narang secured the bronze medal in men's 10m air rifle event to open India's medal tally in the London Olympics 2012. Narang shot 103.1 in a gripping ten-shot finals for an aggregate of 701.1 to win the third place.
Moldoveanu Alin George from Romania won gold and Niccolo Campriani of Italy won silver. However India's hope Abhinav Bindra who won gold in Beijing Olympics 2008 could only reach 16th place with a score of 594.
This is India's third medal in Olympic shooting and eighth medal in individual events altogether.
Gagan Narang is also participating in two more events in this Olympics which include 50m Rifle 3-Position & 50m Rifle prone.