On target: teenage shooter wins Asian Games gold for India

first_imgThere are 28 gold medals on offer Tuesday, including seven in swimming, the women’s water polo final, weightlifting, wrestling and taekwondo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian Games: Dormitorio crashes out of medal race in cross-country cycling Abhishek Verma joined India teammate Chaudhary on the podium after finishing in third place.He showed composure against a seasoned field that also included South Korean Jin Jin-goh, who won Olympic gold medals at Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro and is a multiple world champion but placed fifth in Palembang.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’With so much experience in the field, Chaudhary kept his expectations in check, telling Press Trust of India “I did not feel any pressure.”Praise from home flowed in quickly after Chaudhary picked up India’s third gold medal of the games, from high-profile athletes and public figures. In a post on an official Twitter account, India’s President Ram Nath Kovind posted: “Our shooters are bang on target! We are proud of you!” View comments In other early finals, Macau picked up its first medal — a gold — when Huang Jun-hua held of Vietnam’s Quoc Khanh Pham in the wushu discipline of Nangun.The combined Koreas women’s basketball team reached the quarterfinals with an 85-57 win over Kazakhstan.North Korean center Ro Suk Yong led the scoring with 19 points to help the combined Koreas team place second in the group.South Korea is the defending champion, but a gold medal for the combined team won’t count toward its medal tally because it will be shared.Another combined Koreas team competing under the “unification” flag reached the finals, with the men’s lightweight fours advancing via the repechage in the rowing.ADVERTISEMENT (From L to R) Silver medallist India’s Abhishek Verma, gold medalist India’s Saurabh Chaudhary and bronze medallist Japan’s Matsuda Tomoyuki pose for pictures before their victory ceremony for the 10m air pistol men shooting final during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANJAKARTA, Indonesia — Saurabh Chaudhary has an Asian Games gold medal at the age of 16 after winning the men’s 10-meter air pistol title on debut in senior competition at Palembang.Chaudhary, who only took up the sport competitively three years ago and set a junior world record earlier this year, won with a games record of 240.7 in the 24-shot final. Japan collected silver via 42-year-old ex-world champion Tomoyuki Matsuda, who was a point behind.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more