Saurabh Chaudhary: The 16 year old who has conquered Asia

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On Tuesday, at the shooting range in Palembang a 16 year old Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold medal on debut at the Asian Games to help India win its third gold medal of the Games in Indonesia.

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Incredibly Saurabh took up shooting just 3 years ago in 2015 and he has been making waves in the junior circuit since then. The Asian Games medal on debut has shown his senior career also looks very bright. Saurabh though will continue to participate in junior events. Here’s a closer look at India’s new shooting sensation:

– Hails from Kalina village in Meerut

– Began shooting at the age of 15 in Meerut

– Has won Asian Games gold on debut

– Shot a Games record score of 240.7 to win the gold

– Topped qualification going into the final

– Trained with senior shooters in the run-up to the 2018 Asian Games

– Won gold medal while setting a new World record at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany in June 2018

– Will participate in 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October

– Won the gold medal with a junior World record at the 10th Asia Youth Olympic Games qualification event in December 2017

 

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