NEW DELHI: Former world number one Saurabh Chaudhary of Uttar Pradesh swept the men’s 50m pistol national selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range on Tuesday, winning three gold medals and a silver across the senior and junior categories.
On day five of the selection trial 3 and 4 for pistol events, Asian Games and Youth Olympics champion Saurabh won both the men’s and junior men’s 50m pistol T4 trials, after he had bagged the bronze in the men’s T3 event while maintaining gold in the junior men’s T3 competition.
The Tokyo Olympic finalist shot 562 in the T4 60-shot series to leave behind Kunal Rana of the Indian Navy, who shot 555. The same score in the junior men’s event meant Punjab’s Arjun Singh Cheema with a 547 had to settle for silver.
Saurabh had come third behind the seasoned Gaurab Rana of the Air Force and Om Prakash Mitherval fo Rajasthan in the men’s T3 competition earlier.
Gaurav had shout 553 for gold, Om Prakash 553 for silver, while Saurabh came third with 552.
On Sunday evening, Vijayveer Sidhu of Punjab had bagged the junior men’s rapid-fire pistol T3 trials over the Haryana pair of Anish and Adarsh Singh who cam e second and third respectively. The T4 rapid fire results are expected on Wednesday.