Saurabh Chaudhary Biography: An Inspiring Youngster Who Likes To Shoot Nothing Less Than Gold

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Saurabh Chaudhary Biography
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His calm attitude, superior focus, and dedication belie his age. Saurabh Chaudhary is not an ordinary soul, he is a champion in the making. Studying in class 11th, Saurabh is already an Asiad gold medallist.

Coming from a humble farming family to capturing the attention of the entire nation, Saurabh has come a long way. But, the journey has just begun. He has a really long way to go and many medals to win.

Today, we explore the life story in the comprehensive Saurabh Chaudhary’s biography!

Saurabh Chaudhary Biography

About Athlete
Full Name
Saurabh Chaudhary
Sport Category
Shooting
Date of Birth
11 May, 2002
Hometown
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Height
173 cm
Weight
60 kg
Coach
Amit Sheoran, Jaspal Rana
Parent
Jagmohan Singh and Brajesh Devi

Family Background

Saurabh comes from a farming family based in Kalina village. His father, Jagmohan Singh, is a farmer and his mother, Brajesh Devi, is a homemaker. He has two elder siblings- one brother, Nitin, and one sister, Sakshi.

“I like farming. We don’t get much time off from training but whenever I do, I go back to my Village (Kalina) and help my father. I did not feel any pressure”, he told the Indian Express.

Saurabh’s family has always been his biggest support, even when he chose the path less taken. No wonder then that he has stayed connected to his roots and is proud to call himself a farmer.

Early Life

Saurabh started shooting around three years back and in a very short time, he has become an Indian shooting star. His potential and talent is visible to all. He started training at Amit Sheoran’s Academy at Benoli.

Saurabh Chaudhary’s Shooting Journey

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Saurabh Chaudhary of India competes at Asian Games 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

In 2017, Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold medal at the Asian Airgun Championships in the youth category.

The very same year, he came into the spotlight after defeating Jitu Rai in the finals of the KSS Shooting Championship.

ISSF World Cup and Youth Olympics

At the ISSF Junior World Cup, Saurabh made a world record in the 10m air pistol junior category by scoring 243.7. The earlier record of 242.5 points was held by Wang Zehao from China.

Saurabh won the gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Oct 2018. He shot 244.2 and leapt ahead of Sung Yunho from Korea and Solari Jason from Switzerland who scored 236.7 and 215.6 points respectively. He donated his medal-winning pistol to the Olympic Museum in Switzerland.

“Saurabh donated the pistol to IOC as requested by the IOC staff in Argentina to be kept at Olympic headquarters in Switzerland (at Lausanne),” his coach Jaspal Rana told PTI.

Asian Games

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Winning the gold medal at the Asian Games is definitely the highlight of Saurabh’s career. It was his first senior event, and he made a truly golden debut!

He beat World Champion, Tomoyuki Matsuda, in the final of the 10m air pistol event. Fellow India, Abhishek Verma, shared the podium with him by winning the bronze.

 

“All of us are extremely happy for him as he made the entire country proud by winning the medal. His father was always apprehensive about him pursuing a career in shooting but he has proved himself in front of the entire world,” his ecstatic mother told the Times of India after his Asiad win.

“In the initial days, he used my pistol for shooting. Today, I have got my gurudakshina from him. He had the skill set to become a world-class shooter. I remember that even at that age, he was very calm and patient. He will now be aiming for a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” Saurabh’s coach Amit Sheoran told TOI.

Interesting Facts about Saurabh Chaudhary

  • Saurabh’s favourite shooter is Abhinav Bindra. He is also his Olympic inspiration.
  • After his Asiad gold, The Uttar Pradesh Government offered him a job and announced a cash prize of 50 lakh rupees.
  • Saurabh has already sealed his position at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Looking at his golden trajectory, he is sure to get a podium finish and make the entire country proud.
  • Saurabh’s dream holiday destination is Paris. His other hobbies include listening to music and watching movies.
  • Saurabh is a big fan of Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone.

Achievements

ISSF World Shooting Championships

YearPlaceEventMedal
2018Changwon, South Korea10 m air pistol juniorGold
2018Changwon, South KoreaMixed team 10 m air pistol juniorBronze

 

ISSF World Cup

YearPlaceEventMedal
2019New Delhi, India10 m air pistolGold
2019New Delhi, IndiaMixed team 10 m air pistolGold

 

Asian Games

YearPlaceEventMedal
2018Palembang, Indonesia10 m air pistolGold

 

Youth Olympic Games

YearPlaceEventMedal
2018Buenos Aires, Argentina10 m air pistolGold

 

ISSF Junior World Cup

YearPlaceEventMedal
2018Suhl, Germany10 m air pistolGold
2018Suhl, GermanyMixed team 10 m air pistolGold

 

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