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Indian teenage sensation Chaudhary shatters his own world record in shooting

Date : 28 May 2019

Munich, Germany, May 28, 2019: Indian teenager Saurabh Chaudhary continued his sensational streak in finals as he set a new world record to win the men's 10m air pistol gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Munich on Monday.

Chaudhary, 17, shattered his own senior record of 245 points, set in New Delhi earlier this year, with a score of 246.3.

Leading the field since the second series, the composed teenager did not waver as he maintained and extended his lead to ensure his third senior gold, after the Delhi World Cup and Asian Games 2018.

Russia’s Artem Chernousov and China’s Pang Wei won silver and bronze respectively.

India have already clinched their maximum of two Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota places in the men’s 10m air pistol event, through Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma.

Asian Games champion Rahi Sarnobat also booked an Olympic quota place for India with a gold in women’s 25m pistol event on Monday. A day earlier, Apurvi Chandela, who has already earned a quota place in women’s 10m air rifle, won her second World Cup gold medal.

Overall, India have secured six Olympic quotas in rifle and pistol competitions.



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