Big news for India from Tokyo Olympics. Young shooter Saurabh Chaudhary has reached the final round of 10m air pistol competition.
Saurabh topped the qualifying round with 586 points. After finishing first in the qualifying round and reaching the finals, medal hopes have been raised from Saurabh.
If 19-year-old Saurabh manages to win a medal, he will be the fifth Indian shooter to win a medal at the Olympics.
Earlier, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar have brought medals in the Olympics.
The young shooter of just 19 years has impressed shooting experts across the world with his game.
This is the reason that before the Tokyo Olympics, the prestigious Time magazine had expressed the hope of winning the medal of India’s only player, it was Saurabh Chaudhary.
Prior to the Tokyo Olympics, Saurabh Chaudhary has won a total of 14 gold and six silver medals in international events, including gold medals in the ISSF World Championship, World Cup, Youth Olympic Games, Asian Airgun Championship and Asian Games.
Saurav Chaudhary is a resident of Kalinga village in Meerut district of western Uttar Pradesh. His father Jagmohan Singh has his own farming. He recognized and carried forward the talent of Saurav Chaudhary.
Saurav Chaudhary also did not disappoint his father and went a step ahead and achieved such success that he became the youngest player in India to achieve such achievements.
Saurav Chaudhary created a panic by winning three gold medals in the Junior World Cup in the year 2018. He won gold medals in the individual, mixed team and team events in Germany.
After this, he won the gold medal in the Youth Olympic Games held in Buenos Aires in the year 2018. He repeated his success in the Asian Games held in Jakarta in the same year and won the gold medal in the individual event. After this Saurav Chaudhary did not need any introduction.
In the year 2019, Saurav Chaudhary won two silver medals in the Asian Shooting Championship held in Doha. The year 2018 became even more special for Saurav Chaudhary when he won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the ISSF World Shooting Championship in Changwon.
So far, Sourav Chaudhary has won eight gold, three silver and two bronze medals in the Shooting World Cup. He won two gold and one silver medal in the Shooting World Cup held in Delhi in March this year.
Saurav Chaudhary is the youngest player to win a gold medal for India in the Asian Games.
He made a world record score of 245.0 in the World Cup held in Delhi in the year 2019 and also got a ticket to Tokyo Olympics.
Sourav learned his early shooting at the Shooting Academy located in Banoli village of Baghpat, more than 50 km from his village near Meerut. Saurav Chaudhary, along with Manu Bhaker, has given India many gold medals in mixed events.
When it came to medals in the Olympics, he told PRESS24 NEWS’s associate sports journalist Adesh Gupt, ‘It looks like a medal may come.’ Sourav Choudhary, completely satisfied with the preparation and facilities, ‘in such big or such competitions naturally there is pressure’.
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