Saurabh Chaudhary wins gold new record at shooting World Cup

New Delhi: Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary won gold in the men’s 10 metre air pistol category at the ISSF World Cup here on Sunday.

In the final, the 16-year-old created a new world record with a score of 245. He also ensured a quota place in this event for India at the 2020 Olympics.

Damir Mikec of Serbia took silver with 239.3 points while China’s Pang Wei was a distant third with 215.2.

This is the second gold for India in this tournament.

Apurvi Chandela had taken the first gold for India when she won the title in the women’s 10m air rifle category.

However, there was disappointment for Indian fans in the women’s 25m Pistol category as Manu Bhaker finished fifth to miss out on an Olympic quota.

Bhaker had a poor start but recovered to take the second spot at one stage. But a series of poor shots towards the end saw her crash out of medal contention.


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