Saurabh Chaudhary is the Champion of Asia

     Written by : SMTV24x7 | Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 01:58 PM

Saurabh Chaudhary is the Champion of Asia

Hyderabad, Aug 21: Saurabh Chaudhary, all of 16, on Tuesday became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim a gold in the Asian Games history, beating a field of multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals, here.

The young shooter, playing his first big international tournament, qualified for the final in the top spot ahead of compatriot Abhishek Verma and also four-time Olympic gold medallist Jin Jong-oh who's in fact the most successful individual shooter in Olympic history.

Chaudhary, competing in his first senior event, showed maturity and calmness well beyond his age to snatch the lead from 2010 World Champion Tomoyuki Matsuda on the penultimate shot in the 24-shot final.

Another Indian making his international debut, 29-year-old Abhishek Verma, shot 219.3 to secure bronze.