Saurabh Chaudhary, who was one of India's gold medallists at the recently concluded Asian Games in Indonesia, struck gold once again, this time at the ISSF Shooting World Championship.
At the 2018 ISSF World Shooting Championships held in Changwon, South Korea, the 16-year-old shooter finished with a score of 245.5 in the junior 10m air pistol event and breaking his own world record which he had set earlier this year at the ISSF Junior World Cup.
Another Indian youngster, 17-year-old Arjun Singh Cheema won the bronze medal at the ISSF Shooting World Championship in South Korea.
Chaudhary had won gold in the 10m air pistol event at the Asian Games in Indonesia, finishing ahead of Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda and India's Abhishek Verma.
Chaudhary, along with Cheema and Anmol Jain also won the silver medal in the junior team event at the ongoing event. Cheema and Gaurav Rana also won gold and bronze, respectively, in the 50m pistol event, and they teamed up along with Anmol Anmol to win silver in the team event.
India have had a successful run at the ISSF Shooting World Championships so far even in the senior category. Om Prakash Mitharval won gold in the men's 50m pistol event, Anjum Moudgil won silver in the women's 10m air rifle event, and the team of Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, and Mehuli Ghosh winning silver in the women's 10m air rifle team event.
The Indian shooters' performances over the last year have been very encouraging, as they showed in the 2018 Asian Games where they won 9 medals. This bodes well for a strong performance at the 2020 Olympics, which will be the target for most of India's shooters.