ISSF Junior World Championship: 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary has set the shooting world on fire after breaking his own World Record to bag gold in the 10m air pistol event in the ongoing ISSF Junior World Championship. Korea’s Hojin Lim settled for silver, and the other Indian in the fray Arjun Singh Cheema, bagged bronze. But Chaudhary’s score of 245.5 is the new World Record in the Junior category.
Earlier, with a score of 581, Chaudhary made it to the finals in the third spot. The Indian maintained a 3-point lead over the Korean throughout the event, only to eventually bag gold. Chaudhary was not able to hit a 10-pointer with his last shot but yet managed to break the World Record.
Earlier, the Indian team comprising of Chaudhary, Cheema and Anmol Jain bagged the silver in the team event with a cumulative score of 1730. With a new World Record of 1732, the Koreans bagged gold and Russia had to settle for a bronze with a cumulative score of 1711.
Earlier last month, Chaudhary bagged a gold in the recently concluded Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. There he broke the Asian Games record with 240.7 in the same 10m Air Pistol event.
He looks to be a bright prospect for a podium finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.