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Prakash Nanjappa

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Nationality  Indian
Name  Prakash Nanjappa
Sport  Shooting

Country  India
Weight  82 kg (181 lb) (2014)
Parents  P. N. Papanna
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Born  29 February 1976 (age 39) (1976-02-29) Bangalore, India
Height  175 cm (5 ft 9 in) (2014)
Event(s)  10 metre air pistol 50 metre pistol

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

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Early life

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Prakash Nanjappa was born on February 29, 1976 in Bangalore to P. N. Papanna, a national-level shooter. He started shooting in 1999, though motorbike rallies was his primary interest. In 2003, he moved to Canada and worked as a software engineer till 2009, when, on his father's insistence, he quit the job and moved back to India and took up the sport again.

Career

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Nanjappa won a bronze medal in the 2013 ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea, in the 10 metre air pistol event having scored 180.2 points in the final. 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 metre pistol event in the Asian air gun championship in Tehran.

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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.

Nanjappa qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Men's 50 metres Pistol event, where he finished 25th in the qualification round.

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References

Prakash Nanjappa Wikipedia


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