Saurabh Chaudhary wins India’s first gold medal in shooting event at Asian Games
Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary (16) won gold medal in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event with record score of 240.7 at 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia. For first time he was competing senior event and won gold medal in Asian Games debut. It was India’s first shooting gold in ongoing event. Another Indian shooter, Abhishek Verma (29) also won bronze medal in the same event. In Men’s 50-metres Rifle 3 Positions event, India’s Sanjeev Rajput won silver medal.
He hails from Kalina village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He is son of farmer. Started shooting atage of 15 in Meerut. He was trained with senior shooters in the run-up to the 2018 Asian Games. He had won gold medal while setting new World record at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany in June 2018. He will participate in 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2018. He had won gold medal with junior world record at 10th Asia Youth Olympic Games qualification event in December 2017.
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