Narang misses out in air rifle

 Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra made the cut, but London Games bronze winner Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the 10M air rifle event for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Narang, who had bagged a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in 10M air rifle event, missed out on a place since his last six scores were not good enough. The Hyderabad-based ace shooter, who won four gold medals in the 2010 Delhi CWG, will, however, be competing in two other events.

Army shooter Vijay Kumar, who had clinched a silver in 2012 London Olympics, will compete in his pet event -- men’s 25M rapidfire pistol.

Narang, a multiple medallist at the CWG, Asian Games and World Cups, will be representing India at Glasgow in men’s 50M 3-position rifle and 50M prone events alongside Sanjeev Rajput and Joydeep Karmakar, respectively. World number 1 Heena Sidhu will lead the Indian women’s challenge in the pistol and rifle events alongside Lajja Gauswami and a host of other promising shooters.

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