Shooter Pemba Tamang admitted to hospital, down with viral
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 17:24
  
Shooter Pemba Tamang admitted to hospital, down with viral
New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold medallist shooter Pemba Tamang has been admitted to a city hospital with viral fever, according to his friend and London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar.

Arunachal Pradesh shooter Tamang shot into limelight after clinching the 25-metre rapid fire pistol gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Vijay, who rushed 33-year-old Tamang to Batra Hospital here, said his friend was in serious condition.

"Pemba tamang in serious condition, took him to batra hospital. `Get well soon`," Kumar wrote on his Facebook page.

"Pemba got viral fever and cold, glucose bottle on. Took blood for testing, don`t worry guys will save him. We are eye witness," he added.

Tamang shot 575 and finished 15th in men`s 25-metre rapid fire pistol in the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, United States this year.

Tamang had won the centre fire pistol gold with a score of 582 in the Sahara 56th National shooting championship last year.

In 2010, Tamang was in the news when he was stopped by immigration officials in Mumbai from boarding a flight to Beijing as his passport had the "invalid" stapled visa, which China issues to Indians from Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 17:24


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