Saurabh Chaudhary, the 17-year-old sensation, made the country proud once as he won the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol Event at the ISS Shooting World Cup in Munich on 27 May 2019.
This is his second gold medal win this year after he had secured the Olympic quota in New Delhi earlier this year. He also holds the World record in 10m Air Pistol category for both senior and junior level.
The 17-year-old had made it to the final of the men’s 10m air pistol final with former world No 1 Shahzar Rizvi. Indian have already won the maximum of two Olympic quotas in this event. In qualifying, Chaudhary finished second with a total score of 586 (25 inner 10s) while Rizvi qualified on sixth place with a score of 583 (24 inner 10s.)
Earlier, in February 2019 he had bagged gold during the ISSF World Cup in Delhi. The youngster shot 246.3 in the finals fetching gold while Russia’s Chernousov Artem won silver with 243.8 and China’s Pang Wei had to settle with bronze with a score of 220.7.
Saurabh is the only Indian shooter to win the gold medal in ISSF World Championship, ISSF World Cup, Youth Olympic Games, Asian Games, and Asian Air Gun Championship.