Indian shooters have been quite impressive for past 1 year. With young shooters taking over the mantle from experienced ones, we look at the 16-year-old latest shooting sensation Saurabh Chaudhary who won gold at the 2018 Asian Games. On his way to clinching the gold, Saurabh managed to beat World and Olympic champions on his way to glory.
In the final Saurabh beat 42-year-old Tomoyuki Matsuda, who was a world champion in 2010. He scored a total of 240.7 points, which is an Asian Games record.
Saurabh hails from the small village of Kalina in Meerut, where his father worked as a farmer. The young lad also likes to do farming as well.
A couple of months back he won a gold at the same event in Junior Wolrd Cup which was held in Germany. Before this Jaspal Rana, Randheer Singh, Jitu Rai, and Ronjan Sodhi have also won medals at very young age.
Saurabh currently studies in class 11th and loves maths. He started with shooting at Amit Sheron academy which is 53 kilometers away from Meerut. Apart from shooting, Sourabh also loves to help his father on the farm.
Saurabh is the first-year-old 16 year old to win Gold medal. Randhir Singh in 32 years, Ronjan Sodhi in 30 years and Jitu Rai in 26 years won the gold in Asiad. In the 1994 Asian Games in Japan, Jaspal Rana won the gold when he was just 17 years old.
Sourabh enjoyed shooting balloons in Fun and Fair, which used to take place in his village. He took up shooting at just the tender age of 13 years in 2015. He went to Virshamal Rifle Club for practice.
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