New Delhi, Oct 19: Shooting sensation Saurabh Chaudhary has donated the pistol with which he had shot down a gold in the just-concluded Youth Olympics in Argentina to be a part of Olympic Museum in Switzerland, coach Jaspal Rana said on Friday. Also Read - New Coronavirus Strain: South Korea Extends UK Flight Ban For 2 More Weeks
Rana, who is the national coach for the junior shooters, said Saurabh donated the pistol on the request of the International Olympic Committee. Also Read - Bird Flu Reported in 10 EU Countries: What Steps Are They Taking to Prevent Further Spread?
“Saurabh donated the pistol to IOC as requested by the IOC staff in Argentina to be kept at Olympic headquarters in Switzerland (at Lausanne),” Rana told PTI on Friday. Also Read - South Korea's Artificial Sun Burns at 100 Million Degrees For 20 Seconds, Sets New World Record!
“He was more than happy if his pistol becomes a part of Olympic Museum,” he added. The 16-year-old Saurabh clinched the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on October 10.
He shot 244.2 to ensure a finish on top of the podium ahead of South Korea’s Sung Yunho by 7.5 points (236.7). Switzerland’s Solari Jason stood third with 215.6.