National Shooting Trials: Saurabh Chaudhary betters his world record to win men's 10m air pistol event

Saurabh Chaudhary scored 246.8 in 10m air pistol event, beating his own finals world record score of 246.3 by a huge 0.5 margin.

Press Trust of India September 14, 2019 20:19:09 IST
National Shooting Trials: Saurabh Chaudhary betters his world record to win men's 10m air pistol event
  • Saurabh Chaudhary scored 246.8, beating his own finals world record score of 246.3 by a huge 0.5 margin.

  • The score, however, will not be counted as official in the global scheme of things.

  • World championship silver medalist Anjum Moudgil triumphed in women's 50m rifle 3 Position event.

New Delhi: Asian Games gold medallist Saurabh Chaudhary bettered his own world record to win the men's 10m air pistol event at the National Shooting trials (T7) on Saturday.

The Youth Olympics champion Saurabh looked in a league of his own, beating a talented field with ease. He scored 246.8, beating his own finals world record score of 246.3 by a huge 0.5 margin.

National Shooting Trials Saurabh Chaudhary betters his world record to win mens 10m air pistol event

File image of Saurabh Chaudhary. Reuters

Although, this will not be counted as official in the global scheme of things, Saurabh's effortless performances over the course of two days of national trials was heartening to watch.

World championship silver medalist Anjum Moudgil triumphed in the women's 50m rifle 3 Position event. The Punjab girl shot 456 to win the finals after topping qualification with a 1170, which was a clear five points more than second placed Sunidhi Chauhan of Madhya Pradesh, who was second in qualifying with 1165.

In the finals, Kajal Saini of Haryana came second with 451.7 and the seasoned Lajja Gauswami of Gujarat was third with 441.

In the men's 10m air T7 finals, Air Force's Shahzar Rizvi, a former world record holder, was second behind Saurabh with 243.7 while Army's Ravinder Kumar was third with a score of 220.3.

Saurabh had earlier also topped the qualifying round with a sublime score of 587. The Army's Vikas Dhama was second with 581 while all other six finalists shot scores of 580.

Other winners on the day included Prasiddhi (Women's 3P junior T6), Arjun Singh Cheema (Men's 10M Air Pistol junior) and Udhayveer Sidhu (Men's 25m Standard Pistol).

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