Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gagan Narang shoots another Perfect score (400/400)

Gagan Narang has finally been able to leave behind the disappointment of the Beijing Olympics after shooting the perfect score for the third time in less than six months as he again hit 400 at the German shooting league, Bundesliga.

Gagan, who had missed a final berth by a whisker in the Olympics this August, scored 400/400 against Jamie Beyerele of the USA who shot 397 in the air rifle event.

He had shot down the world record of 600/600 in July in Germany and a perfect 400 late last month at the Bundesliga.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

India finishes the Boxing World Cup with 4 Bronze medals

In a never before feat, India had 4 of its boxers reaching the semifinals at AIBA World Boxing Cup being held in Moscow.

But the sad news is that all the four lost their semifinal bouts and thus had to satisfy themselves with just the Bronze medals and $2500 each as prize money.

Akhil Kumar (54 Kg), Jitender Kumar (51 Kg), AL Lakra (57 Kg) and Dinesh Kumar (81 Kg) all lost to their opponents in semifinal matches. But this still remains India's best show at the event with 4 Bronze medals.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Saina Nehwal breaks into Top 10

Saina Nehwal's dream run in 2008 finally saw her break into the top 10 in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings.

She is the second Indian woman to achieve this feat in the history of world badminton. Earlier, Ami M. Ghia broke into the top-10 of the Grand Prix world rankings in 1983.

It was the icing on the cake in a year in which she reached the quarterfinals of the Beijing Olympics and won the Chinese Taipei Open, her second Grand Prix crown and also reached the semis of the Singapore Super Series and the China Masters Super Series.

The 18-year-old also won the Youth Commonwealth Games and the World Junior Championships in Pune.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Gagan Narang proves that Olympic was bad luck

Gagan Narang, the ace shooter from Hyderabad is on a perfect score spree it seems. After a perfect 600 in Bangkok earlier this month he has now shot perfect 400 in Germany.

His team manager Knut Boettig said it was the first time that an international scooter had fired a perfect score in the League. "This is not only the first perfect score of this season of Bundesliga but also is the first shot by an international shooter at the league in the the last 5 years, as far as my memory goes," he said.

The league has a 40 shot format common to both men and women. Narang shot the perfect score of 400 out of 400 leaving Karin Prediger, the three-time German champion, no chance to win at all. Prediger shot 396.

Narang's feat also guided his club team to win the match 3:2 against Petersaurach and now needs to win one more match to enter the finals, from the two matches still to be played against Prittlebach and Der Bund Munchen.

Top four teams will take part in the finals.