14th Asian Ch’ship: Saurabh Chaudhary bags silver in 10m air pistol event

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Qatar: Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary clinched a silver medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event at the ongoing 14th Asian Championship on Monday.

The Indian shot 244.5 in the final to finish second on the podium behind North Korea’s Kim Song Guk, who won the coveted gold with a world record 246.5 at the Lusail Shooting Complex. Iran’s Foroughi Javed won the bronze with a score of 221.8.

Meanwhile, Abhishek Verma managed 181.5 to remain content with a fifth-place finish in the eight-man final.

Chaudhary and Verma had earlier qualified for the final in the seventh and sixth place respectively. Both have already secured their quotas for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

India have 15 Olympic quotas in shooting, the most the country has ever achieved in the run up to the showpiece event.

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