July 20, 2019 | 11:18 AM IST
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Saurabh Chaudhary smashes record gold at ISSF World Championships

Saurabh Chaudhary on Thursday clinched a record gold at ISSF World Championship at Changwon in the junior 10m air pistol event. Though, Abhishek Verma missed out an Olympic quota after finishing at eighth position in the senior competition. While they failed to impress individually, the senior shooters, including Verma, won silver in the 10m air pistol event. Asian Games bronze medallist Verma had shot 583 in the qualification. Chaudhary (16) smashed a world record score of 243.7 and set a new record with 245.5 points at the ISSF Junior World Cup finishing ahead of South Korean Lim Honjin (243.1 points) and Arjun Singh Cheema (218.0 points). At the end of the first competition stage, Chaudhary had 103.0, while Hojin had 102.1 and Arjun had 101.0. India also picked up a silver medal in the junior men’s trap team competition with Aman Ali Elahi, Vivaan Kapoor and Manavaditya Singh Rathore shooting a combined score of 348 to finish second behind Australia.

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