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GOOD SPORTS: Shooting for Medals

Compiled/partly written by MELVIN DURAI Email Compiled/partly written by MELVIN DURAI
September 2012
GOOD SPORTS: Shooting for Medals

When members of India’s Olympic team say they are shooting for medals, they mean it literally. India has now won medals in shooting at three consecutive Olympic Games, with two more men, Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar, displaying their marksmanship at the London Olympics. That’s four medals in three Summer Games (Narang’s bronze medal, Kumar’s silver, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s silver in Athens and Abhinav Bindra’s gold in Beijing), equaling India’s medal tally in all other sports combined during the span. And if that doesn’t put the sport in rarefied air, consider this: no other individual sport has produced a gold or silver medal for India in more than a century. Don’t be surprised if India one day dominates the sport like the Kenyans dominate long-distance running. It may seem like a long shot, but Indians are getting good at that.


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