The whole nation of India was made proud on August 21, 2018, when 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold medal in 10m air pistol in the ongoing Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta-Palembang.
Chaudhary became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim gold in the Asian Games history. Chaudhary also set a Games record with his sensational effort.
Chaudhary, competing in his first senior event snatched the lead from 2010 World Champion Tomoyuki Matsuda on the penultimate shot in the 24-shot final.
Along with Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma shot 219.3 to secure bronze.
The Indian cricket fraternity was amazed by the maturity shown by 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary to win the gold medal and sent him wishes on Twitter.
Here are some of the tweets:
India's shooters continue the revolution they have created in their sport. When 16 year olds win gold and set records at the Asian Games, something beautiful is happening. #SaurabhChaudhary— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 21, 2018
16 year old #SaurabhChaudhary wins the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol event at #AsianGames. Just shows how Indian athletes are brimming with young talents. Spot them, nurture them & see the results at the world stage. Congrats & #SaurabhChaudhary & #AbhishekVerma (bronze medal).— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) August 21, 2018
A great achievement by Saurabh Chaudhary to win the Gold medal at the Asian Games at just 16 years of age. Wishing all the athletes competing at thd games a very fruitful games #AsianGame2018— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 21, 2018
What were you doing when you were 16?— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 21, 2018
Saurabh Chaudhary is shattering records, a new Games Record in Final with score of 240.7 pts. Congratulations for the Gold Saurabh, competing against some of the best in the world. India India ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/zMg3dv5M5h
What dreams are made of! At 16 years of age, Saurabh Chaudhary has won India’s third Gold Medal at the Asian Games. And not just this, Abhishek Verma bags bronze in the same event. Proud of you both. Many Congratulations! #AsianGames2018 ???????? pic.twitter.com/HNYDwNB2tb— R P Singh (@rpsingh) August 21, 2018