Saurabh Chaudhary wins Gold medal: The best performance of Indian shooters in the 18th Asian Games continued on the third day. On Tuesday, 16-years-old Saurabh Chaudhary and 29-years-old Abhishek Verma won medals for India in the 10 meter Air Pistol event. At the same time, when Saurabh, 16, won the gold medal, Abhishek took possession of Bronze. Saurabh broke the record of the competition and won gold by securing 240.7 points in the finals. However, Abhishek could achieve a total of 219.3 points in the final. He won the Bronze while securing the third position. Earlier, Saurabh scored 586 points and Abhishek made a place in the final with 580 points.
India has won 5 medals so far in the shooting event. On the second day in the Asian Games, India also won two medals. Lakshya won the silver medal in the men’s trap competition final on Monday. Shooter Lakshya achieved the silver medal by securing second place in the finals. In the same, shooter Deepak Kumar performed brilliantly while the silver medal in men’s 10 meter air rifle event was achieved. Deepak got a medal in Asian Games for the first time.
What an Asian Games debut for the 16 year old young shooter… Congratulations Saurabh Chaudhary on winning the Gold medal for India?? https://t.co/pDxes3ewCv
— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) August 21, 2018
Apart from this, India also bagged a medal on Friday in the shooting. Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela won the bronze medal in the final of the 10-meter air rifle mixed team event. On the first day of the 18th Asian Games, it was the first medal in India’s history.
Sixteen year old Saurabh Chaudhary has clinched Gold Medal in 10m Air Pistol event by producing a record score at the ongoing Asian Games. Congratulations to him on his golden achievement. I also congratulate Abhishek Verma who has bagged Bronze Medal in the same event.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 21, 2018
On Tuesday, Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma entered the finals of the 10-meter air pistol event. 16-year-old Saurabh stayed in first place with 586 points. At the same time, Abhishek got the 6th position with 580 points. Jin Jong-oh of South Korea finished second with 584 points and China’s Wu Xiau finished third with 582 points. It is worth noting that in the Asian Games India has so far won three medals in shooting. India got two medals on the second day of the Asian Games. The medalist Lakshya had secure the d silver medal in the men’s trap competition final on Monday. Lakshya achieved the second place while medal made its name.
What were you doing when you were 16?
Saurabh Chaudhary is shattering records, a new Games Record in Final with score of 240.7 pts. Congratulations for the Gold Saurabh, competing against some of the best in the world. India India ???? pic.twitter.com/zMg3dv5M5h
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 21, 2018
Our 16 year old Saurabh Chaudhary gave a spectacular performance at the #AsianGames2018 to clinch a Gold ?medal for India ??in men’s 10m Air Pistol event with an Asian Games record score of 240.9!
Super Proud of you! ?? pic.twitter.com/j9uBopxOIu
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) August 21, 2018
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 21, 2018
New Star Born?
Saurabh Chaudhary wins the Gold Medal ? in Men's 10m Air Pistol. He is just 16 !!
2 Yrs back he started shooting as hobby .. What a turnaround !
Congrats Saurabh ?Keep same focus & hard work intact.
A glorious long journey has just started for you. pic.twitter.com/7WqRsG9tLY
— Maj Surendra Poonia,VSM (@MajorPoonia) August 21, 2018
Games record as well for Saurabh Chaudhary – and he isn’t even old enough to vote! 16 year old! https://t.co/ddn0hTQGy5
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) August 21, 2018