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Saurabh Chaudhary shoots down gold in Youth Olympics

Press Trust of India  |  Buenos Aires 

claimed the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event at the Youth here Wednesday, capping off the Indian shooting team's best-ever outing in the mega event on a rousing note.

The 16-year-old shot 244.2 to finish on top of the podium ahead of South Korea's (236.7). Switzerland's Solari Jason bagged the bronze with 215.6.

The Indian had 18 scores of 10 and above in the eight-man finals.

Chaudhary, an and Junior ISSF gold medallist, also topped the qualifying with 580.

Hailing from Kalina village near Meerut, led from start to finish to emerge winner, a day after another 16-year-old, Manu Bhaker, won the women's pistol event.

Despite four scores of under 10 to start with, Chaudhary managed to stay ahead and then extended his domination with scores of 10.7 10.4 10.4 and 10.0.

He continued to lead the pack as the finals entered the elimination stage.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:25 IST