XtraTime Web Desk: Young Saurabh Chaudhary continued his rich form of the Asian Games as he claimed a gold medal in 10m air pistol event at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday. With this India ends its most successful journey in shooting in this mega event.
The teenage sensation shot 244.2 points to finish on top to outrun South Korea’s Sung Yunho (236.7). Solari Jason of Switzerland clinched a bronze in the event with 215.6 points.
The Indian had 18 scores of 10 and above in the eight-man finals.
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, a day after another 16-year-old, Manu Bhaker, won the women’s pistol event.
Despite four scores of under 10 to start with, Chaudhary managed to stay ahead and then extended his domination with scores of 10.7 10.4 10.4 and 10.0.
He continued to lead the pack as the finals entered the elimination stage.