Shooting at Tokyo Olympics: Javad Foroughi Wins Men’s 10m Air Pistol; Saurabh Chaudhary finishes 7th

Saurabh Chaudhary finished a disappointing 7th in the 10m air pistol event in shooting at Tokyo Olympics. Javad Foroughi of Iran bagged the gold medal while creating a new Olympic record.

Shooting at Tokyo Olympics
Shooting at Tokyo Olympics

The finals of the men’s 10m air pistol took place on day 2 of shooting at Tokyo Olympics. The top 8 men from the qualifying round earlier in the day advanced to the finals of the event. India’s Saurabh Chaudhary finished first in qualifying, followed by Bowen Zhang and Christian Reitz.

Javad Foroughi, who had a rough outing in the qualification round, dominated the field from the very beginning, winning the gold medal with a final score of 244.8, creating a new Olympic Record. Serbia’s Demir Mikec won the silver medal with a total score of 237 in the end.

China’s Wei Peng held on to the bronze medal with a score of 217.6, meaning that Ukraine’s Pavlo Korostylov finished 4th after the 6th round. Germany’s Christian Reitz finished 5th with a score of 176.6, after he won the shoot off against Zhang.

Shooting at Tokyo Olympics: Disappointing finish for Saurabh Chaudhary

Saurabh Chaudhary, Medal events for India
Saurabh Chaudhary

Mose Kim finished in 8th place and was out after the first stage performance with 115.8 after the 12 initial shots. Unfortunately, Saurabh Chaudhary did not have a good performance, scoring only 47.7 after the first 5 shots. Although he started off with a 10.1, a series of 9s meant that he would be stuck in second to the last place.

He managed to stay off the chopping block with a score of 117.2. He finished in 7th place, unfortunately, as he could not hold off Bowen Zhang, finishing with a score of 137.4. Chaudhary’s 9.6 in the 2nd round sealed his fate, and a medal in the men’s 10m air pistol was not possible.

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