Saurabh Chaudhary bags gold at Youth Olympics

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Chennai: Saurabh Chaudhary aced at the men’s 10m pistol shooting and obtained the gold for India.

The 16-year old’s victory at Youth Olympics is one of the best performances India has had. Chaudhary dominated the finals by shooting 244.2 ahead of South Korea’s Sung Yunho (236.7). Switzerland’s Solari Jason won the bronze medal with 215.6 at the Parque Polideportivo Roca shooting range.

The Indian had an impressive 18 out of 10 and above in the eight-man finals. Chaudhary is also a gold medalist in the Asian Games and ISSF World Championship, topping the qualifying with 580.

Chaurdhary was on a lead at the end of stage 1 even though he shot under 10 in four attempts. However, a high of 10.8 was the best he gave in the first series, while the second series had scores of 10 and above, including a 10.7 placing him ahead of his opponents.