PUNE: Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary clinched the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday.
The 16-year-old Saurabh dominated the final, shooting 244.2 to finish on top of the podium ahead of South Korea's Sung Yunho (236.7). Switzerland's Solari Jason bagged the bronze with 215.6.
Saurabh, an Asian Games and Junior ISSF World Championship gold medallist, also topped the qualifying with 580.
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.
This was India's fourth podium from shooting in four days, as the four individual shooters at the Games - Shahu Mane, Mehuli Ghosh, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh -- won two gold and two silver medals between them.
"I can't add anything more to the result. We had four shooters and we won four medals. I don't think this has been done ever by Indians in any multi-sport event." Said NRAI president Raninder Singh.
He is the second Indian to win a shooting medal at the Youth Games and the first male to do so. Manu Bhaker won the Girl’s 10m air pistol event on Tuesday.
Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga claimed gold in the Boy’s 62kg weightlifting event. That was the first time ever that an Indian had won gold in the history of the Youth Olympics.