In what was a complete annihilation of his opponents Shooter Saurabh Chaudhry clinched a Gold medal in the men's 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup, New Delhi. Saurabh shot better than Olympic champions and World Cup winners to enter record books with a world record performance and fetch India another Gold medal and an Olympic Quota.
Chaudhry finished way ahead of his opponents on a total of 245.0 in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol final, ahead of Mikec Damir of Serbia who shot 239.3 for the silver, and Beijing Olympic Gold medalist Wang Pei of China whose 215.2 won him a bronze.
Competing in his first senior ISSF World Cup Finals Saurabh did not show any signs of nerves. Saurabh was youngest of the lot at 16 years and was constantly being cheered by an expectant Sunday afternoon crowd which backed the young shooter at each fire of his.
Saurabh became the second Indian shooter to win a medal here after Apurvi Chandela’s Gold medal effort on Saturday.
Saurabh Chaudhry made ripples in 2018 after winning a Gold medal at the Asian Games and a Youth Olympics Gold medal.
In the qualification round, Chaudhry stood 3rd at 587 points while other Indians in the fray Abhishek Verma and Ravinder Singh stood 24th and 26th respectively with identical scores of 576 and could not reach the finals.
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Earlier in the day, the Indians including Parul Kumar, Sanjeev Rajput finished 22nd and 25th in the qualifications with a score of 1170 and 1169 respectively.
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