Saurabh Chaudhary, 16, bags fourth Gold in as many months

Saurabh Chaudhary, 16, won the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol junior men’s event on Thursday, at the Asian Airgun Championship in Kuwait.

With this Saurabh recorded his fourth individual gold medal in four months. The tally started with the Asian Games in August this year followed by gold medals at the World Shooting Championships in September and the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina last month.

The Meerut- based shooter finished with two gold medals at the event in Kuwait. He first won the team gold along with Arjun Singh Cheema and Anmol Jain by recording a total of 1731 points and then bagged an individual gold in the finals with a score of 239.8.

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While Saurabh won the gold, Arjun bagged the silver medal while Anmol finished fourth. Chinese Taipei’s Huang Wei-Te won the bronze with a score of 218.0. Manu Bhaker missed out on an individual medal in women’s event, finishing fourth with a score of 196.4.

India aced in the qualifying stages of 10m Air Pistol event Arjun at the top standing with a score of 578 after 60 shots, Anmol at second with 577 points and Saurabh was placed third with a score of 576. In the women’s’ event, Manu topped the qualifying with 579 points while Abhidnya finished fourth with a score of 563. Neha could not qualify for the final finishing 12th with a score of 552.

India currently stands with a total of 10 medals from the competition with three gold, five silver and two bronze medals.

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