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We expected gold but still we are very happy: Gagan Narang's father

Monday, 30 July 2012 - 6:20pm IST Updated: Monday, 30 July 2012 - 8:13pm IST | Agency: PTI
Narang senior did admit that they had expected Gagan to bring laurels for the country after he had a disappointing result in Beijing four years ago where he failed to qualify for the final.

Gagan Narang's father BS Narang expected his son to strike gold but nevertheless is pleased after the ace marksman clinched bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event at the London Olympics.

"It's a good achievement, although we expected a gold. But this is also very good. It will certainly boost his morale for the remaining two events," an elated Narang senior told mediapersons, here today.

When someone asked what will he tell his son once he gets a call from London, the proud father replied,"If he calls me, I will congratulate him and tell him to do well in the next two events. He still has two more events left on August 3 and 6 (50m Rifle 3-Position & 50m Rifle prone). He should concentrate on those two events."

Narang senior did admit that they had expected Gagan to bring laurels for the country after he had a disappointing result in Beijing four years ago where he failed to qualify for the final.

He admitted that there is always pressure to perform in big-ticket events but it is something that comes as a package for professionals.

"In any sphere, there is pressure and one needs to live with it. Even parents put pressure on their children."

The shooter's mom said that they never put any undue pressure on their famous son.

"When he left for London, we just wished him 'All the best' and told him to give his best shot. We have never interfered in his training."

When a reporter asked as to what she will cook once Gagan is back from London, she answered, "Chole-puri is something he likes."




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