Youth Olympics: Saurabh clinches gold in 10m air pistol

PUNE: Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary received the gold in men's 10m air pistol event of Youth Olympic Games at Buenos Aires in Argentina on Wednesday.

This is 16-year-old Saurabh's 3rd large medal after he changed into senior Asian Games champion and junior World Champion previous in August and September.

It used to be kind of a cakewalk for the Saurabh as he shot 244.2 within the eight-man ultimate to win the gold. The boy from Kaleena village in Meerut already holds the juniors' ultimate global report of 245. 5, which is 1.nine level more than the seniors report (243.6). On Wednesday, he once again made a mockery of seniors' ultimate global report through 0.6 level. But since this ranking used to be shot in youth class, it's going to not be considered as senior report.

Saurabh received the top position with 7.5 points more than the Korean silver medallist Sung Yunho's 236.7. Switzerland's Jason Solari received the bronze (215.6).

With Saurabh's gold, Indian shooters' medal conversion price has remained 100 consistent with cent. Four Indian shooters have certified for the Youth Games and all of them have received medals of their particular person categories. While Shahu Tushar Mane and Mehuli Ghosh received silver medals in men and women's 10m air rifle events respectively, Manu Bhaker clinched gold within the women's 10m air pistol on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Saurabh entered the general after capturing 580 within the qualification round. He used to be spectacular within the six-series qualification as he shot 97 twice and an ideal 100 within the fourth collection, a feat pistol shooters thrive to achieve.

The ultimate, then again, became one-sided for the Indian as he began on most sensible with a lead of 0.nine level after first five photographs. The lead saved of increasing with each and every round. Though Saurabh shot his quota of 9s, he compensated with some 10.7s and a 10.8 within the ultimate and held the pole. Other shooters saved rotating at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions and shot 8s and 9s.

After 14 photographs, the Indian prodigy used to be forward of the eventual silver medallist Sung Yunho of Korea through a huge margin of five points.


Saurabh by no means misplaced center of attention and 16th shot onwards, he shot handiest 10 and higher. His last nine photographs fetched him a complete of 92.3 points, which used to be crucial for him in keeping up a at ease grip over the gold medal.


All the four Indian shooters at the Youth Olympic Games may even take part within the mixed-team events but with partners from different nations. Since Saurabh has crowned his particular person event, he will get a spouse who used to be positioned last within the women's particular person qualifications.


Talking to TOI, NRAI president Raninder Singh stated: "I can't add anything more to the result. We had four shooters and we won four medals. I don't think this has been done ever by Indians in any multi-sport event."


Saurabh is supported through not-for-profit group Olympic Gold Quest.
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