Meerut: After coming first in the qualifying round at the Tokyo Olympics with 586 points, the family felt that the moment was coming for which the whole country was waiting. The whole country was expected to get a medal in the 10m Air Pistol. But Saurabh’s dream was shattered in the final round, he had to be satisfied only by the seventh place.
Saurabh’s dream broke
Saurabh’s family is satisfied even after Saurabh Chaudhary has come from the first place to the seventh place. While talking to Zee News, Saurabh’s father Jagmohan said, ‘Saurabh had prepared a lot but in the game there is always defeat and victory. His son went to play Olympics from this village, it is enough for him too, there are many games left in front of him, one day he will definitely get the country a medal in Olympics.
At the same time, Saurabh’s elder brother Nitin said that he is happy that ‘Saurabh’s hobby of shooting started with a slingshot, reached the Olympics, today was not his day, so he could not bring a medal, only three players out of ten He gets a medal, he regrets that Saurabh could not make his place in the first three places, but this experience he played in the Olympics will also be of great use to him.
Saurabh is a great player
Prior to the Tokyo Olympics, Saurabh Chaudhary has won a total of 14 gold and six silver medals in international events, including gold medals in the ISSF World Championship, World Cup, Youth Olympic Games, Asian Airgun Championship and Asian Games.
If 19-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary had managed to win a medal, he would have been the fifth Indian shooter to win a medal at the Olympics. Earlier, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar have brought medals in the Olympics.
Let us tell you that till date no one has gone to sports in Saurabh’s family, who belongs to the farmer family. Saurav hails from Kalinga village in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. Saurabh’s brother tells that after seeing his love for shooting Saurabh, who played with a slingshot since childhood, his father Jagmohan Singh took him forward and started sending him at the age of 13 to Veer Sehmal Rifle Club of Meerut, from where he started shooting. After learning the tricks, Saurabh won many national and international titles and was honored with the Arjuna Award.