Asian Airgun championship: Saurabh chaudhary and Manu bhaker


कुवैत सिटी :  युवा निशानेबाज मनु भाकर और सौरभ चौधरी की जोड़ी ने शुक्रवार को 11वीं एशियाई एयरगन चैंपियनशिप के दस मीटर एयर पिस्टल मिश्रित टीम स्पर्धा में नये जूनियर विश्व रिकार्ड के साथ गोल्ड मेडल जीता. टूर्नामेंट के अंतिम दिन भारतीय जोड़ी ने फाइनल में वांग झियोउ और हांग शुकी की चीनी जोड़ी को हराया. 

भारत की जूनियर निशानेबाजी टीम ने चैंपियनशिप में चार गोल्ड सहित कुल 11 मेडल जीते. युवा ओलंपिक खेलों के चैंपियन मनु और सौरभ ने फाइनल में 485.4 अंक बनाये और वे चीनी जोड़ी के 477.9 अंक से काफी आगे रहे. चीन की एक अन्य टीम ने ब्रॉन्ज मेडल जीता जबकि भारत की एक अन्य जोड़ी अभिदन्या पाटिल और अनमोल जैन चौथे स्थान पर रहे.

मनु और सौरभ ने क्वालीफाईंग में 800 में से 762 अंक बनाये. उन्होंने चीन के वांग और हांग के बाद दूसरे स्थान पर रहकर क्वालीफाई किया. अभिदन्या और अनमोल 760 के स्कोर के साथ तीसरे स्थान पर रहे. 

Manu bhaker and Saurabh

तीसरा गोल्ड है सौरभ का
सौरभ का यह दो दिन में तीसरा गोल्ड मेडल है. उन्होंने गुरुवार को दस मीटर एयर पिस्टल की टीम और व्यक्तिगत स्पर्धा में गोल्ड मेडल जीते थे. मनु ने टीम स्पर्धा में सिल्वर मेडल जीता.  सौरभ ने चैम्पियनशिप की 10 मीटर एयर पिस्टल में गोल्ड मेडल हासिल किया था जो व्यक्तिगत स्पर्धा में चार महीने में उनका चौथा पीला तमगा रहा. सौरव के अलावा मेरठ के 16 साल के सौरव ने अर्जुन सिंह चीमा और अनमोल जैन के साथ मिलकर कुल 1731 अंक के साथ टीम स्पर्धा का भी गोल्ड मेडल जीता था. 

सौरभ ने गुरुवार को ही आठ खिलाड़ियों के व्यक्तिगत फाइनल में 239.8 के अंक के साथ अपना दूसरा गोल्ड जीता था. इस प्रतियोगिता में अर्जुन ने 237.7 अंक के साथ सिल्वर मेडल हासिल किया जबकि ब्रॉन्ज मेडल चीनी ताइपै के हुआंग वेई्-ते (218) के नाम रहा. अनमोल (195.1) चौथे स्थान पर रहे. सौरव ने इससे पहले अगस्त में एशियाई खेलों में गोल्ड जीतने के साथ विश्व निशानेबाजी चैम्पियनशिप और पिछले महीने युवा ओलंपिक खेलों में भी गोल्ड मेडल हासिल किया था. 

मनु भी चूकीं मेडल से
युवा ओलंपिक चैम्पियन मनु भाकर  गुरुवार को ही व्यक्तिगत मेडल से चूक गईं थीं और 10 मीटर एयर पिस्टल फाइनल में 196.4 अंक से चौथे स्थान पर रहीं. भारतीय महिला जूनियर टीम में मनु, अभिदन्या पाटिल और नेहा शामिल थीं जिन्होंने 10 मीटर एयर पिस्टल स्पर्धा में 1694 अंक से टीम स्पर्धा का सिल्वर मेडल जीता. टूर्नामेंट में भारत की मेडलों की संख्या 11 हो गयी है जिसमें चार गोल्ड, पांच सिल्वर और दो ब्रॉन्ज मेडल शामिल हैं.





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Sensational Saurabh Chaudhary Claims Gold At Asian Airgun Championships


Sensational Saurabh Chaudhary Claims Gold At Asian Airgun Championships


Saurabh Chaudhary claimed the gold with 239.8 points in the eight-man finals. (File Pic) © AFP


India’s teenage shooting sensation Saurabh Chaudhary continued his incredible run by claiming his fourth individual gold medal in as many months with a top finish in the 10m air pistol junior men’s event of the Asian Airgun Championship in Kuwait city on Thursday. The 16-year-old, son of a farmer based in Meerut, first combined with compatriots Arjun Singh Cheema and Anmol Jain to log a total of 1731 to win the team gold and fetched the individual gold with 239.8 in the eight-man individual final to finish with two gold medals. 

Saurabh won the gold medal at the Asian Games in August, besides bagging golds at the World Shooting Championships in September and the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina last month. 

Arjun (237.7) secured the silver medal after finishing second, while Chinese Taipei’s Huang Wei-Te clinched the bronze with a score of 218.0 to deny India a clean sweep. 

Anmol finished fourth with a score of 195.1. The Indian trio missed the World and Asian Junior record by a mere point. 

Earlier, the Indians dominated the qualifying stages with Arjun topping the standings with a score of 578 after 60 shots. Anmol was second with 577 while Saurabh was placed third with a score of 576 and all three made it to the eight-man final. 

This takes India’s tally in the ongoing event to 10 medals, including three gold, five silver and two bronze medals. Manu Bhaker and Abhidnya Patil are also slated to feature in the junior women’s 10m air pistol final later in the day. 






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Saurabh Chaudhary Wins Gold Medal In 10m Air Pistol Event


Chaudhary, who is also an Asian Games and Junior ISSF World Championship gold medallist, had 18 scores of 10 and above in the eight-man finals. He had topped the qualifying stage with 580 points. Hailing from Kalina village near Meerut, Chaudhary emerged winner a day after another 16-year-old, Manu Bhaker, won the women’s pistol event.

Despite four scores of under 10 to start with, Chaudhary managed to stay ahead and then extended his domination with scores of 10.7 10.4 10.4 and 10.0. He continued to lead the pack as the finals entered the elimination stage.

Earlier, 15-year-old Jeremy Lalrinnunga showed some strength in weightlifting by clinching India’s first ever Youth Olympics gold after lifting a personal best of 274kg in the men’s 62kg category in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“I am feeling really happy that I won the gold medal here,” Lalrinnunga told PTI from the Argentine capital.

As his father Lalneihtluanga was a national level medal winning boxer, Lalrinnunga himself aspired to become a pugilist from an early age but that changed when he learned about weightlifting.

“A new weightlifting academy opened in my village. The moment I saw it I wanted to try out the sport. I used to do boxing when I was younger but when I tried weightlifting I loved it.

“It’s a sport that involves strength and that is the reason I love it,” Lalrinnunga said.



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Saurabh Chaudhary Wins Gold, Abhishek Verma Bags Bronze In 10m Air Pistol


Another Indian making his international debut, 29-year-old Abhishek Verma, shot 219.3 to secure bronze.

Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan secured the silver with 239.7.

In second position for most of the final, Saurabh Chaudhary grabbed the lead after Matsuda fired 8.9 in his penultimate shot. The Indian went ahead with a 10.2 off his second-last shot and held his nerves to stay ahead.

Saurabh Chaudhary became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim a gold in Asian Games history, beating a field of multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals in Indonesia.

The youngster, competing in his first senior event, showed maturity and calmness well beyond his age to snatch the lead from 2010 World Champion Tomoyuki Matsuda on the penultimate shot in the 24-shot final.

Expectations were high from Saurabh Chaudhary, son of a farmer based in Kalina Village in Meerut, as he had broken the world record on way to winning a gold in the Junior World Cup in Germany a couple of months ago.

But not many thought that he would emulate the golden feat achieved by the likes of Jaspal Rana, Randhir Singh, Jitu Rai and Ronjan Sodhi at such a young.

“I did not feel any pressure,” said Chaudhary, who picked up the sport only three years ago when asked about the competition that included Matsuda and Jin Jingoh from South Korea, the multiple-time Olympic and world champion.

He did not show any signs of nerves even in the qualification held earlier in the day, topping the charts with a score of 586.

Jongoh was second in the qualification while Verma finished sixth.

Chaudhary, a student of class XI, will be off to the World Championships after the Games. He learnt the tricks of the trade at Amit Sheoran’s academy at Benoli near Baghpat, 53 kilometers from Meerut. Whenever he is home, he helps his father in the farming business.

“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,” said Chaudhary.

Like Chaudhary, Rohtak-based Verma also picked up the sport three years ago. The 29-year-old lawyer-cum-shooter did begin well but saved his best for the last to win bronze.

In the fifth series, he shot a couple of 10.7s to get himself into medal contention. He consolidated from there, producing a solid finish.

He and another teen sensation Manu Bhaker had disappointed in the mixed team event, failing to qualify for the final.

(With PTI Inputs)



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Saurabh Chaudhary, Sanjeev Rajput Script Shooting Successes


Saurabh Chaudhary was a star for India on the shooting range as the 16-year-old overcame a formidable team to claim gold in the 10-metre air pistol event, ahead of a formidable field. Then the ‘jobless’ Sanjeev Rajput, who looked good for gold for a long time in the 50-metre 3-position air rifle event, returned with a silver to add to India’s shooting efforts in the Asian Games 2018. Another Indian making his international debut, 29-year-old Abhishek Verma, shot 219.3 to secure bronze in 10m air pistol event. Chaudhary aggregated 240.7. Rajput, 37, looked set for the gold before having a modest standing series in the 50 3 positions rifles final. It was the first individual medal for the former Navy man at the Asian Games, having won team medals in the previous three editions.

Rajput had a huge 3.0 lead after the kneeling and prone series. He had an average end to the finals but bounced back just in the nick of time to clinch silver. It was still a good result for the Yamuna Nagar shooter, who had also won gold at the recent Commonwealth Games.

With a rape case going on against him, he happens to be jobless, having being sacked as assistant coach from the Sports Authority of India last year.

“I hope to get a job now. Let’s see. I shot an 8.4 in the end. That cost me the gold. The competition, the weather (hot) and wind conditions were very tough,” Rajput told PTI.

Rajput shot 452.7 for the silver while the gold and bronze went to China’s Hui Zicheng and Japan’s Takayuki Matsumoto, who scored 453.3 and 441.4 respectively.

However, the day belonged to teenage prodigy Chaudhary, son of a farmer based in Kalina Village in Meerut district.

Competing in his first senior event, Chaudhary showed maturity and calmness well beyond his age to snatch the lead from 2010 World Champion Tomoyuki Matsuda on the penultimate attempt of the 24-shot pistol final.

In the qualification, Chaudhary pipped legendary Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh, a four-time Olympic and three-time world champion.

The 42-year-old Matsuda from Japan misfired on the 23rd shot to settle for silver with an overall score of 239.7.

Chaudhary also set a Games record with his sensational effort. His last two shots were a 10.2 and 10.4, giving him the decisive lead. The Japanese’s last two shots were an 8.9 and 10.3.

Expectations were high from Chaudhary as he had broken the world record on way to winning gold in the Junior World Cup in Germany couple of months ago. But not many thought that he would emulate the likes of Jaspal Rana, Randhir Singh, Jitu Rai and Ronjan Sodhi at such a young age to win an Asiad gold.

“I did not feel any pressure. It doesn’t help,” said Chaudhary, who picked up the sport only three years ago, when asked about the competition that included world champion Matsuda and Jong-oh from South Korea, the multiple Olympic and world champion.

Chaudhary, a student of class XI, will be off to the World Championships after the Games. He learned the tricks of the trade at Amit Sheoran’s academy at Benoli near Baghpat, 53 km from Meerut. Whenever he is home, he helps his father in the farming business and likes to draw in free time.

“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,” he said.

Bronze medallist Verma also picked up the sport three years ago. The 29-year-old lawyer-cum shooter didn’t begin well but saved his best for the last to win bronze. In the fifth series, he shot a couple of 10.7s to get himself into medal contention. He consolidated from there, producing a solid finish.

(With PTI inputs)



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Shooters Saurabh Chaudhary, Sanjeev Rajput Boost Medal Tally; Bronze In Sepak Takraw


“I did not feel any pressure. It doesn’t help,” said Chaudhary, a class XI student who picked up the sport only three years ago, when asked about the competition that included world champion Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan and Jin Jong-oh from South Korea, the multiple Olympic and world champion.

Then came Sanjeev Rajput, a life and career scarred by allegations of rape by a woman he was in a relationship with. The 37-year-old, with his silver in the 50m rifle 3 positions event, continued his efforts of regaining a sense of at least professional normalcy. In normal circumstances, it would have counted for a mild disappointment given that he led after the kneeling and prone rounds. But, Rajput hoped that he could secure back a job, something that he lost after the allegations were made.

“I hope to get a job now. Let’s see,” said Rajput.

A medal trickled in from the wrestling arena in Jakarta with Divya Kakran picking up a bronze in the women’s 68kg category. And the maiden bronze secured in sepaktakraw remained just that after India lost the semifinal to powerhouse Thailand in Palembang. Speaking of securing medals, one was assured in combat sport wushu. N Roshibini Devi advanced to the semifinal in women’s 60kg Sanda event in Jakarta.

The Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi teams also secured emphatic wins against their respective opponents to qualify for the semifinals. The men’s team bounced back from the shock 23-24 defeat against South Korea to beat Thailand 49-30 in its fourth and final Group A match. It had beaten Bangladesh 50-21 and Sri Lanka 44-28 before losing to South Korea.

In the women’s competition, India played two matches and emerged victorious in both to top Group A with an all-win record and qualify for the semifinals.

In the first match of the day, the Indian women’s team defeated Sri Lanka 38-12 before trouncing Indonesia 54-22 in its final group match.

On the tennis courts of Palembang, top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan breezed into the men’s doubles quarterfinals while Ankita Raina entered the last eight of the women’s singles.

Not to say there weren’t disappointments, the biggest of them being star gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who failed to make the finals of her pet vault event, the one which brought her into national limelight after a fourth place finish at the Olympics. She, however, made the balance beam finals with a seventh place in the qualifying round. The heartbreak moment of the day was swimmer Virdhawal Khade missing a medal by one hundredth of a second in the 50m freestyle event. Khade improved his national record but ended fourth with a timing of 22.47sec.

The Indian women’s volleyball team slumped to its second consecutive defeat, losing 0-3 to Vietnam in a Pool B preliminary match. The Indians gave a good fight to their opponents in the first two sets before losing the encounter 18-25 22-25 13-25 that lasted an hour and six minutes.

Also, the women’s handball team’s campaign ended with a fourth successive defeat. India lost 19-49 to North Korea in their final Group A match to bow out of the competition without locking any points.



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Saurabh Chaudhary Wins Gold, Abhishek Verma Bags Bronze In 10m Air Pistol


Another Indian making his international debut, 29-year-old Abhishek Verma, shot 219.3 to secure bronze.

Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan secured the silver with 239.7.

In second position for most of the final, Saurabh Chaudhary grabbed the lead after Matsuda fired 8.9 in his penultimate shot. The Indian went ahead with a 10.2 off his second-last shot and held his nerves to stay ahead.

Saurabh Chaudhary became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim a gold in Asian Games history, beating a field of multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals in Indonesia.

The youngster, competing in his first senior event, showed maturity and calmness well beyond his age to snatch the lead from 2010 World Champion Tomoyuki Matsuda on the penultimate shot in the 24-shot final.

Expectations were high from Saurabh Chaudhary, son of a farmer based in Kalina Village in Meerut, as he had broken the world record on way to winning a gold in the Junior World Cup in Germany a couple of months ago.

But not many thought that he would emulate the golden feat achieved by the likes of Jaspal Rana, Randhir Singh, Jitu Rai and Ronjan Sodhi at such a young.

“I did not feel any pressure,” said Chaudhary, who picked up the sport only three years ago when asked about the competition that included Matsuda and Jin Jingoh from South Korea, the multiple-time Olympic and world champion.

He did not show any signs of nerves even in the qualification held earlier in the day, topping the charts with a score of 586.

Jongoh was second in the qualification while Verma finished sixth.

Chaudhary, a student of class XI, will be off to the World Championships after the Games. He learnt the tricks of the trade at Amit Sheoran’s academy at Benoli near Baghpat, 53 kilometers from Meerut. Whenever he is home, he helps his father in the farming business.

“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,” said Chaudhary.

Like Chaudhary, Rohtak-based Verma also picked up the sport three years ago. The 29-year-old lawyer-cum-shooter did begin well but saved his best for the last to win bronze.

In the fifth series, he shot a couple of 10.7s to get himself into medal contention. He consolidated from there, producing a solid finish.

He and another teen sensation Manu Bhaker had disappointed in the mixed team event, failing to qualify for the final.

(With PTI Inputs)



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Aam Aadmi Party Welcomes Green Court’s Stay On Tree Axing Says Spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj


Felling of trees severely impacts and destroys environment observed National Green Tribunal

New Delhi: 

Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Monday welcomed the National Green Tribunal’s decision to put on hold the plan of axing trees in the city, but accused the Central government for not informing the green tribunal about their plans to redesign the redevelopment project.

“AAP welcomes the order of NGT to stall any tree cutting by Central government’s NBCC redevelopment,” Aam Aadmi Party’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said in a tweet.

He accused Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri of submitting a statement, different from their previous statement, to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) about the replanning of the redevelopment project.

Why did Central Govt’s NBCC Advocate not state NGT that they are replanning the whole project? Hardeep Singh Puri sir, your Dept’s Media statement and Court statement are different,” he said.

After facing backlash against chopping down of over 17,000 fully grown trees, Puri, on June 28 had called for an urgent meeting with all the stakeholders, where he asked the NBCC to rework and redesign the plans. He also assured that “no trees will be cut in the process of redevelopment of Delhi colonies.” 

The NGT’s stay on the felling of trees in Delhi till July 19 came after a petition filed by Delhi-based organisation Green Circle.

Observing that “felling of trees severely impacts and destroys environment”, the NGT said: “NBCC should give us clear cut answer about felling of trees and the details of the project.” It sought details by July 19, the next date of hearing.

It is estimated that 16,500 trees will be axed for the project, of which over 2,000 have already been felled.

NBCC has objected to the figure of 16,500 trees in the NGT, saying that “the numbers are myths, not right”. 

According to NBCC, approximately 13,000 trees will have to be axed in Delhi’s southern region — also one of the greenest areas — in the plan to redevelop three residential colonies to construct 25,000 new flats and a parking space for about 70,000 vehicles. 

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