The star Indian pistol shooter, Saurabh Chaudhary faltered in the final to finish seventh in the Men's 10m Air Pistol with a score of 137.4. The Meerut boy who was on fire in the qualification round, looked far from his best in the final as he crumbled under the pressure.
Iran's Javad Foroughi is the Olympic Champion in Men's 10m air pistol, while Serbia's Mikec Damir and the Chinese Wei Pang settled for silver and bronze, respectively.
Earlier, Abhishek Verma was failed to qualify for Men's 10m air pistol final whereas the women's 10m air rifle duo of Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela too had the same fate.
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- 24 July 2021 7:16 AM GMT
It was supposed to be India's day at the Asaka Shooting Range in Tokyo today. Only that it was not.
Complete heartbreak for the shooters, who seemed to have crumbled badly under the pressure of the Olympics. If Abhishek Verma's two bad shots at the end of the qualification round when the pressure was at its peak led to him not qualifying for the final, it was the young Saurabh Chaudhary's turn to replicate that in the final.
The women rifle shooters, on the other hand, looked completely out of sorts and were never really in contention to enter the final.
Much like all the sports fans in India right now, even I do no have words to express the disappointments.
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- 24 July 2021 6:59 AM GMT
Iran's Foroughi is the Olympic Champion with a score of 244.8, while Serbia's Damir settles for the silver with 237.9.