Saurabh Chaudhary clinches gold in ISSF Shooting World Championship

Saurabh Chaudhary produced an impressive show in the final to clinch the gold with a new junior world record at the ISSF Shooting World Championship.

NEW DELHI: Asian Games 2018 gold medallist Saurabh Chaudhary continued his brilliant run of form as he clinched the 10m Air Pistol Junior gold at the ISSF Shooting World Championship in Changwon on Thursday.

The 16-year-old, who had qualified for the finals in third position with a score of 581, produced an impressive show in the final to clinch the gold with a new junior world record. The youngster couldn't manage a 10 on his final shot but he comfortably broke the record with a total score of 245.5.

Arjun Singh Cheema claimed bronze in the same event with a score of 218 while Korea's Hojin Lim clinched silver.

In the final, Chaudhary grabbed the lead after the second series of five shots and there was no looking back for him. He looked completely in control and was able to clinch the gold medal quite comfortably.

Cheema, on the other hand, was in the second position for a long time but shots of 8.3 and 9.4 in the fifth elimination series saw him slip to third and he was not able to recover for that.

The team of Chaudhary, Cheema and Anmol Jain also won silver with an aggregate score of 1730. Korea took the gold with a new Junior World Record score of 1732 while Russia clinched the bronze with 1711.

 

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