Share

Asian Games 2018: 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary wins gold, bronze for Abhishek Verma


Abhishek Verma (left) and Saurabh Chaudhary (right) won bronze and gold respectively at the 10m Air Pistol event. (Source: Reuters)

  • Asian Games 2018: Swimmer Virdhawal Khade betters own national record, qualifies for finalAsian Games 2018: Swimmer Virdhawal Khade betters own national record, qualifies for final

    Asian Games 2018: Swimmer Virdhawal Khade betters own national record, qualifies for final

  • Asian Games 2018: Who is Saurabh Chaudhary?Asian Games 2018: Who is Saurabh Chaudhary?

    Asian Games 2018: Who is Saurabh Chaudhary?

  • Asian Games 2018 Wrestling Live score Live streaming: India look to add on two goldsAsian Games 2018 Wrestling Live score Live streaming: India look to add on two golds

    Asian Games 2018 Wrestling Live score Live streaming: India look to add on two golds

16-year-old Asian Games debutant Saurabh Chaudhary has won India’s first shooting gold of the 2018 Asian Games while compatriot Abhishek Verma won bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event in Indonesia. Chaudhary shot a Games record of 240.7 to clinch the top honours while Verma finished with 219.3.

The 16-year-old Chaudhary, who topped the qualifying round, shot a Games record score of 240.7 to pip Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (239.7) in an exciting final to add a gold to India’s shooting tally of two silver and a bronze this Asiad.

Hobby shooter Abhishek Verma, also making his Asian Games debut at 29, settled for the bronze medal in the same event with a score of 219.3.

In second position for most of the final, Chaudhary grabbed the lead after Matsuda fired 8.9 in his penultimate shot. The Indian went ahead with a 10.2 off his second-last shot and held the nerve to stay ahead.

(With PTI inputs)

Must Watch

  • d,jail road market,new delhi,best theme restaurant in lucknow - the jail cafe,jail road,videod,jail road market,new delhi,best theme restaurant in lucknow - the jail cafe,jail road,video

    A foodie’s guide to Jail Road

  • floods,kerala floods,kerala,videofloods,kerala floods,kerala,video

    People refused to leave their homes: Captain Prasheel Dhomney on Kerala flood relief

  • rajnath singh,idukki,thrissur,kerala floods,pinarayi vijayan,videorajnath singh,idukki,thrissur,kerala floods,pinarayi vijayan,video

    The amount of loss in Kerala because of floods: News in Numbers

  • flood kerala,kerala news live,kerala floods 2018 tamil news,kerala,kerala flood alert,videoflood kerala,kerala news live,kerala floods 2018 tamil news,kerala,kerala flood alert,video

    4 Indian Navy personnel save 109 people

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App

  • ‘What were you doing when you were 16?’ Twitterati congratulate Asian Games gold medallist Saurabh Chaudhary

    ‘What were you doing when you were 16?’ Twitterati congratulate Asian Games gold medallist Saurabh Chaudhary

  • Asian Games 2018 Day 3 Live updates Live streaming: Gold and bronze for India in Men’s 50m Air Pistol

    Asian Games 2018 Day 3 Live updates Live streaming: Gold and bronze for India in Men’s 50m Air Pistol