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Saurabh Chaudhary wins India's first gold medal in the shooting event

Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary (16) won gold medal in Men's 10m Air Pistol event with a record score of 240.7 at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia.
Saurabh Chaudhary wins India's first gold medal in the shooting event
  • For the first time he was competing in a senior event and won gold medal in his Asian Games debut.
  • It was India's first shooting gold in the ongoing event.
  • Another Indian shooter, Abhishek Verma (29) also won bronze medal in the same event.
  • In Men's 50-metres Rifle 3 Positions event, India's Sanjeev Rajput won silver medal.

About Saurabh Chaudhary:

  • He hails from Kalina village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
  • He is the son of a farmer.
  • He started shooting at the age of 15 in Meerut. 
  • He was trained with senior shooters in the run-up to the 2018 Asian Games.
  • He had won gold medal while setting new World record at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany in June 2018.
  • He will participate in 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2018.
  • He had won gold medal with a junior world record at the 10th Asia Youth Olympic Games qualification event in December 2017.

Question:

Q. Which Shooter has won gold medal in Men's 10m Air Pistol event with a record score of 240.7 at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia?
a. Gaurav Chaudhary
b. Saurabh Chaudhary
c. Raghav Chaudhary
d. None of the above
Saurabh Chaudhary wins India's first gold medal in the shooting event Saurabh Chaudhary wins India's first gold medal in the shooting event Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 23, 2018 Rating: 5

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