Saurabh Chaudhary shot 244.2 to finish on top of the podium. India shooter Saurabh Chaudhary clinched the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event at the Youth Olympic Games. This is India’s third gold medal in Buenos Aires and the fourth medal overall for the shooting contingent. Chaudhary shot 244.2 to ensure a finish on top of the podium eclipsing South Korea’s Sung Yunho by 7.5 points (236.7). Switzerland’s Solari Jason stood third with 215.6.
The 16-year-old from Meerut had been in scintillating form and also topped the qualifying with 580 out of 600. In the finals, he began on the front foot and maintained a healthy lead of four points over his rivals consistently. He dominated with scores of 10.7 10.4 10.4 and 10.0. Chaudhary, an Asian Games and Junior ISSF World Championship gold medallist, also topped the qualifying with 580. Hailing from Kalina village near Meerut, Chaudhary led from start to finish to emerge winner
He is the second Indian to win a shooting medal at the Youth Games and the first male to do so. Congratulations to Sourabh Chaudhary on his achievement.