SAURABH Chaudhary

12 May 2002
19
Male
Youth Olympian
1.70/5'6''
MEERUT
 
India
MEERUT
 
India

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
SHO Shooting 10m Air Pistol Men 7
10m Air Pistol Mixed Team 7

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Asaka Shooting Range - 10m Range
Finished
Asaka Shooting Range - Final Hall
Finished
Asaka Shooting Range - 10m Range
Finished
Asaka Shooting Range - 10m Range
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Youth Olympic Games
YearLocation10m Air Pistol
2018Buenos Aires, ARG1

Asian Games
YearLocation10m Air Pistol
2018Indonesia1

European Championships
YearLocation10m Air Pistol Team X
2021Osijek, CRO9

Asian Championships
YearLocation10m Air Pistol10m Air Pistol Team X
2019Doha, QAT22
2019Taoyuan, TPE41

European Championships
YearLocation10m Air Pistol Team X
2021Osijek, CRO9

World Cup Final
YearLocation10m Air Pistol10m Air Pistol Team X
2019Putian, CHN62

World Cup overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
Year10m Air Pistol10m Air Pistol Team10m Air Pistol - Team
20211 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd1 x 1st, 1 x 2nd1 x 1st
20192 x 1st, 1 x 3rd4 x 1st-

World Cup - Ten best performances since 2017
RankYearEventLocation
1202110m Air Pistol TeamNew Delhi, IND
12021Men's 10m Air Pistol - TeamNew Delhi, IND
1201910m Air PistolMunich, GER
1201910m Air PistolNew Delhi, IND
1201910m Air Pistol TeamRio de Janeiro, BRA
1201910m Air Pistol TeamMunich, GER
1201910m Air Pistol TeamBeijing, CHN
1201910m Air Pistol TeamNew Delhi, IND
2202110m Air PistolNew Delhi, IND
2202110m Air Pistol TeamOsijek, CRO

Junior World Championships
YearLocation10m Air Pistol10m Air Pistol Team X
2018Changwon, KOR13
2017Suhl, GER4-


Legend
X - Mixed, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
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Athlete
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English, Hindi
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Amit Sheoran [club]; Samaresh Jung [national], IND
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2018 for India, in Indonesia (huffingtonpost.in, 21 Aug 2018; Athlete, 18 Aug 2018)
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He began sport shooting at age 13, in 2015, at the Veer Shamal Rifle Club in Baraut, India, under the guidance of coach Amit Sheoran. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2018; timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 21 Aug 2018; indiatoday.in, 21 Aug 2018)
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His interest for shooting began at age six when his father bought him a toy plastic gun that he would use to shoot balloons with. As he grew up he told his father he wanted to train seriously in the sport, so his father bought him his first air pistol and enrolled him in Amit Sheoran's academy at the Veer Shamal Rifle Club. (Deccanchronicle.com, 09 Sep 2018; sportstar.thehindu.com, 16 Jan 2019)
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To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 21 Aug 2018)
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He trains daily for three hours in the morning, and four hours in the evening. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 06 May 2020)
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Winning gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (scroll.in, 28 Aug 2018)
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Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra and Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. (forbesindia.com, 10 Feb 2020)
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Coach Amit Sheoran. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2018)
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"This is not the last match. There will be a thousand matches after this. So, don't worry." [His coach's mantra] (sportstar.thehindu.com, 16 Jan 2019)
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He was presented with an Arjuna Award in August 2020. The national award is for outstanding performance in sports. (Instagram profile, 29 Aug 2020)

He was named 2019 Male Sportsperson of the Year at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry [FICCI] India Sports Awards. (news18.com, 23 Feb 2020)

He won ESPN India's emerging sportsperson award in 2018. (espn.in, 05 Apr 2019)

General Interest

General
TRAINING AT HOME
During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 he isolated himself from the rest of his family, practising at the shooting range installed in his home. His coach Amit Sheoran detailed his isolation. "His brother Nitin takes care of all of Saurabh's requirements. Nitin sanitises himself before going close to Saurabh and has the duty of serving food to him after their mother cooks it." (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 23 Jul 2020)

HOME-BUILT SHOOTING RANGE
After taking up the sport he turned his bedroom into a shooting range. He placed a target on the wall of his bedroom and walked across the hallway to the opposite room and marked a point to shoot from. He would train at night, which soon became a disturbance for his neighbours. "The neighbours would come the next morning and ask what was happening in the night but slowly everyone got used to it," says his brother Nitin Chaudhary. Later, his family turned their cattle shelter into a shooting range for him to train. (scroll.in, 19 Mar 2019)

FARMER'S SON
He is the son of a sugar cane farmer from the village of Kalina near Meerut, India. "I like farming. We don't get much time off from training but whenever I do, I go back to my village [Kalina] and help my father." (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 24 Aug 2018; economictimes.indiatimes.com, 11 Oct 2018; indiatoday.in, 21 Aug 2018; Deccanchronicle.com, 09 Sep 2018)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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