Bhopal: Ace shooter Saurabh Chaudhary stamped his class to win the men’s 10m air pistol gold at the 63rd National Shooting Championship competitions.
The 17-year-old from Uttar Pradesh, who is touted as India’s biggest hope for a medal in shooting in Tokyo Games, went below his recently lost world record score by just 0.1, shooting a classy 246.4 to finish on top.
Second-placed Sarabjot Singh of Haryana was well behind with a score of 243.9, while world number two Abhishek Verma settled for bronze in a high-quality final.
Abhishek and Sarabjot did combine to win the team gold in the event for Haryana.
Sarabjot also won the junior men’s gold for a profitable day.
Haryana and Uttar Pradesh picked up a clutch of golds as well.