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Saurabh Chaudhary wins Gold medal in Asian Games
India kicked off the fourth day of the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games on a promising note as Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary bagged a gold medal in the 10m air pistol event here on Tuesday. Abhishek Verma, the other Indian in the fray, settled for a bronze medal in the same event. While Chaudhary topped the score chart by posting 240.7 points, Abhishek Verma claimed the third position with a total score of 219.3 points. Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan finished second on the podium with 239.7 points.
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16 year old Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary clinches GOLD for India in 10m Pistol
Enroute to the top position, 16-year-old Chaudhary also set an Asian Games record of scoring the highest number of points at the event. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for Chaudhary, who hails from the state. In a separate sporting event, Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal qualified for the final of the men's singles event of the prestigious quadrennial event.
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Farmer's son Saurabh Chaudhary shoots Asian Games gold on senior debut at 16
Dattu booked his place in the summit showdown of the men's single sculls after topping the Heat 1 of the repechage round with a timing of 7:45.71 minutes. India's total medal tally at the ongoing 18th edition of the prestigious event now stands at seven with three gold, two silver and two bronze.