Saurabh Chaudhary wins silver in Asian Shooting Championships

Both Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma qualified for the final but the latter had to be satisfied with a fifth-place finish.

Saurabh Chaudhary missed out on gold by 24.7 points. [File photo]   -  Kamesh Srinivasan

Saurabh Chaudhary was beaten to the men’s air pistol gold by a world record of 246.5 by Kim Song Guk of North Korea at the Asian Shooting Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Monday.

The Korean won by a two-point margin, even as he improved on Saurabh’s world record set in the Munich World Cup earlier this season, by 0.2 points.

Together with Abhishek Verma and Sharvan Kumar, Saurabh won the team bronze for India.

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In the junior mixed air rifle event, Shreya Agrawal and Dhanush Srikanth won the gold, while the first qualification toppers, Khushi Saini and Hriday Hazarika finished fifth, eventually.

In junior men’s skeet, Gurnihal Singh Garcha won the silver, and the team gold with Abhay Singh Sekhon and Ayush Rudraraju.

Areeba Khan, Parinaaz Dhaliwal and Karttiki Shaktawat did not win the individual medals in junior women’s skeet, but won the team silver behind China.

The results:

Men:

10m air pistol: 1. Kim Song Guk (PRK) 246.5 WR (584); 2. Saurabh Chaudhary 244.5 (583); 3. Javad Foroughi (Iri) 221.8 (585); 5. Abhishek Verma 181.5 (583); 28. Sharvan Kumar 574. MQS: Ravinder Singh 578; Arjun Singh Cheema 572.

Team: 1. China 1745; 2. Korea 1744; 3. India 1740.

Junior men:

10m air pistol: 1. Kim Woojong (Kor) 241.4 (574); 2. Wang Zhehao (Chn) 239.5 (576); 3. Li Wei Hua Chin (Tpe) 218.1 (581); 5. Akash 177.1 (568); 7. Sarabjot Singh 136.4 (568); 9. Yuvraj Singh 568.

Team: 1. Korea 1711; 2. China 1708; 3. India 1704.

Skeet: 1. Eduard Yechshenko (Kaz) 54 (116); 2. Gurnihal Singh Garcha 50 (114); 3. Wu Liangliang (Chn) 42 (113); 4. Abhay Singh Sekhon 32 (120); 8. Ayush Rudraraju 109.

Team: 1. India 343; 2. China 334; 3. Kuwait 318.

Junior women:

Skeet: 1. Song Zhengyi (Chn) 53 (113)8; 2. Sun Yashu (Chn) 52 (113)7; 3. Zoya Kravchenko (Kaz) 36 (118); 5. Areeba Khan 24 (104); 6. Parinaaz Dhaliwal 14 (107); 7. Karttiki Singh Shaktawat 98.

Team: 1. China 339; 2. India 309; 3. Qatar 250.

Air rifle mixed team juniors: 1. India (Shreya Agrawal, Dhanush Srikanth) 16 (417.1; 624.3); 2. China 14 (421.5; 628.0); 3. Iran 17 (414.3; 626.5); 4. China-A 11 (416.7; 626.3); 5. India (Khushi Saini, Hriday Hazarika) 412.7 (630.3).

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