In good news, two Indian athletes made the whole nation proud as they both won gold at the world cup. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the shooting stalwarts Rahi Sarnobat and Saurabh Chaudhary who brought glory to India.
The 28-year-old Rahi who had scripted history to become the first Indian pistol shooter to win a World Cup gold in 2013 won her second gold by topping the women’s 25m pistol final.
Hailing from Kolhapur, she also has a World Cup bronze to her name and became the first Indian woman pistol shooter to clinch gold at the Asian Games last year.
Coming to Saurabh, who is a teenager from Meerut had also won his second World Cup gold media and that too in his second appearance in the elite championship when he absolutely topped the men’s 10m air pistol final.
Interestingly, Rahi earned a quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Games whereas Saurabh shot a new world record. Well, this is the second time Saurabh has set a world record in the senior category.
In his maiden World Cup in the national capital in February, Saurabh won gold and broke the seniors’ record by shooting 245 in the final. He bagged a Tokyo quota place in the process.
On Monday, the boy hailing from Kalina village scored 246.3 in the final. For now, Saurabh holds the senior and junior world records in 10m air pistol events. He also holds the junior and senior 10m air pistol mixed event world records with Manu Bhaker. So, Saurabh owns world records (finals) in all the competitive events he takes part in.