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Indian @ Rio Olympic 2016: Prakash Nanjappa – 10m air rifle

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Prakash Nanjappa (born 29 February 1976) is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 meter air pistol and 50 meter pistol events. He was the only Indian to win a medal in the 2013 ISSF World Cup, when he won bronze in 10 meter air pistol event in Changwon, South Korea. In the same event, he won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Nanjappa won a bronze medal in the 2013 ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea, in the 10 meter air pistol event having scored 180.2 points in the final.[4] In the same year, he suffered from a paralytic attack in the right side of his face, during the World Cup in Granada. Following his recovery, in October 2013, Nanjappa won the silver medal in the 50 meter pistol event in the Asian air gun championship in Tehran.

In the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Nanjappa won the silver medal in the 10 m air pistol event, having scored 198.2 points in the final. Earlier, he had topped the qualification round by scoring 580 points.

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