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Saurabh Chaudhary Biography: Inspiring Story of India’s Youngest Shooter

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 biography!

Saurabh Chaudhary Biography

Details
Full Name
Saurabh Chaudhary
Age
19 years
Gender
Male
Sport Category
Shooting
Event
10m Air Pistol
Date of Birth
11 May, 2002
Hometown
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Height
173 cm
Weight
60 kg
Coach
Amit Sheoran, Jaspal Rana
Ranking
2nd
Achievement
Gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in 10 m Air Pistol. Youngest Indian gold medalist at the Asian Games. Won gold medals and set a new junior world record in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. Only Indian shooter to win a gold medal in ISSF World Championship, ISSF World Cup, Youth Olympic Games, Asian Games and Asian Air Gun Championship. Gold in Junior Men 10m Air Pistol at 2018 World Championship in Changwon, Korea
Networth
1 Million (Approx)
Parent
Father: Jagmohan Singh and Mother: Brajesh Devi
Teams Played for
Indian Shooting team

Saurabh Chaudhary Family

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He 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.

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Early Life of Saurabh Chaudhary

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

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.

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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.

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“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 guru Dakshina 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

  • He is the youngest Indian gold medalist at the Asian Games.
  • Saurabh’s favorite 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.
  • He is the only Indian shooter to win a gold medal in ISSF World Championship, ISSF World Cup, Youth Olympic Games, Asian Games, and Asian Air Gun Championship.
  • He broke his own world record with a score of 245.5 and claimed gold in Junior Men 10m Air Pistol at the 2018 World Championship in Changwon, Korea.

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Saurabh Chaudhary Achievements

ISSF World Shooting Championships

Year Place Event Medal
2018 Changwon, South Korea 10 m air pistol junior Gold
2018 Changwon, South Korea Mixed team 10 m air pistol junior Bronze

ISSF World Cup

Year Place Event Medal
2019 New Delhi, India 10 m air pistol Gold
2019 New Delhi, India Mixed team 10 m air pistol Gold

Asian Games

Year Place Event Medal
2018 Palembang, Indonesia 10 m air pistol Gold

Youth Olympic Games

Year Place Event Medal
2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina 10 m air pistol Gold

ISSF Junior World Cup

Year Place Event Medal
2018 Suhl, Germany 10 m air pistol Gold
2018 Suhl, Germany Mixed team 10 m air pistol Gold

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A passionate foodie, a versatile writer, and now a sports enthusiast, Mamta is always open to exploring new avenues. She has a vast experience in Web Content Writing, Editing, and Social Media Management. A self-confessed coffee and dark chocolate addict, she believes in following her heart and giving her 100% into everything she does.

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