'Gagan's feat will be a morale-booster for others'

'Gagan's feat will be a morale-booster for others'

Gagan Narang's parents Bhimsen Narang and Amarjit Narang felt that their son Gagan would better his bronze-winning effort in the 10M Air Pistol in the subsequent events in the London Games.

Speaking to reporters at their residence, Bhimsen said "My son Gagan’s feat will be a morale booster to the Indian sports men and sports lovers."

“I have told him not to relax but fly the countrys flag high winning two more medals,” said the senior Narang, referring to the 50 meter rifle prone and 50M rifle 3 position events. “Chak de fatte is what I told him on phone,” an elated senior Narang said.

“My son had trained and was determined to bag a gold but the bronze is also a very good achievement," he added. "The Olympics medal was missing from his kitty. He has got it now. This  feat will boost his morale for future events," he added.  Narang's parents, who intentionally avoided going to London, explained the move.

“We are tensed up even watching the event on TV, so our presence there would put mental pressure on him. He kept up the tempo even under tremendous pressure.”
Answering a question on her role behind Gagan’s success, his mother said: “We did our part and just prayed to God to help him bring home a medal,” she added.

Both Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu have congratulated Gagan.

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