Asian Games 2018: 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary shoots for gold with record score

first_imgIndia clinched its third gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta as shooter Saurabh Chaudhary created a new Games record to win the men’s 10m air pistol event on Tuesday.16-year-old Saurabh finished on top with a Games record score of 240.7 to clinch the gold medal ahead of Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (239.7).The bronze medal went to Saurabh’s compatriot Abhishek Verma who recorded a score of 219.3. He had finished sixth during the qualification round.Asian Games 2018 Day 3 Live UpdatesThis is India’s third gold medal and first in shooting. With 7 medals (3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze), India are now placed 7th in the medals tally at the ongoing Games. India jumped to the 7th spot in the medals tally after Saurabh Chaudhary’s shooting gold (India Today Photo)Matsuda and Saurabh had pulled away for the gold medal battle with points of 220.1 and 220.5 respectively as Abhishek was eliminated with 219.3 points after eight series.Matsuda, 42, was leading the charge going into the ninth and final series having led after each of the series. But in the final series, he came up with first shot score of 8.9 to blow his chances as Saurabh overtook him with a 10.2 in his first shot of the series.In the second shot of the series, Matsuda scored 10.3 but Saurabh did well with 10.4 to seal the title.At the beginning, Saurabh, who topped the qualifications after a score of 586, began his finals with a 50.6 in the opening five-shot series. In the second five-shot series, he scored 50.8 to take his total to 101.4, while Matsuda had 103.3 in total at this point of time.advertisementIn the third series, a two-shot round, Saurabh scored 18.6. He then produced scores of 19.4, 20.0, 20.6, 20.2 to have a total of 200.2 at the end of seven series when Matsuda and Saurabh totalled 201.3 and 199.7 respectively as the top three places were determined.In the eighth series, Saurabh, Matsuda and Abhishek got scores of 19.9, 19.2 and 19.6 as the latter was eliminated.The drama unfolded in the final series, with Matsuda coming up with his worst shot of the entire final round to give the advantage to Saurabh, who grabbed the opportunity with both hands.News Flash: 3rd GOLD Medal for India guys….. via 16 yr old Saurabh Chaudhary in 10m Air Pistol event. yupeeeeeeeee #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/[email protected] (@India_AllSports) August 21, 2018Saurabh has been in terrific form this year after having set a new world record in the 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in June.Back then Saurabh had shot a total of 243.7 in the 10m air pistol event and won a gold medal in the International Shooting Sport Federation tournament.16 years. Very first Asian Games. AND A MEDAL.The INCREDIBLY talented #SaurabhChaudhary has truly arrived! WELL DONE, young man! Proud of you! #AsianGames2018 #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/JTyBz1QgiGRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 21, 2018Saurabh, who earned the eighth gold medal for India in the prestigious meet, ended the eight-man final with a score of 243.7 after 24 shots, 4.1 points clear of Korean shooter Lim Hojin (239.6), who won the silver.In December last year, Saurabh had qualified for the Youth Olympics Games with a gold medal and a junior world record at Asia Youth Olympics Games qualification. He had shot 243.1 in the final then.(With agency inputs)last_img read more

WATCH: Pulisic opens 2018 with a slam dunk

first_imgChristian Pulisic Video: Pulisic opens 2018 with a slam dunk Goal 03:25 1/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Pulisic Pierre Emerick Aubameyang celebration Christof Koepsel WTF United States Borussia Dortmund The Borussia Dortmund youngster showed off his basketball skills as teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cheered him on U.S. national team star Christian Pulisic started off 2018 with yet another highlight for his fans to enjoy — except this time it was on the basketball court.The 5-foot-8 midfielder displayed his hooping talents by sharing a video on Instagram of himself throwing down a one-handed dunk following some impressive dribbling skills.After spending his Christmas break in the United States, Pulisic was back with Borussia Dortmund at the team’s training facility when he showed off his hops. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can be heard in the background providing some commentary as Pulisic approached the rim.5’8″ Christian Pulisic can dunk!Is the rim 10 feet tho?  (via @cpulisic_10) pic.twitter.com/wdQKNLgYEK— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 2, 2018“The number 22, Christiaaaaan Pulisiiiiiic! Gooooooooooooool!,” the Gabon international yelled out.Pulisic is clearly a basketball fan, with the Hershey, Pennsylvania, native once calling LeBron James his “biggest inspiration” in a Twitter post.But who knew he too could throw it down? Even though some may question the height of the basket!last_img read more