Keep­ing things sim­ple and stay­ing fo­cused

Sportstar - - GEN­NEXT SAURABH CHAUDHARY -

AGE :16

FROM: Vil­lage Kalina, Meerut, Ut­tar Pradesh

DIS­CI­PLINE: Pis­tol shoot­ing

ED­U­CA­TION: Stan­dard X.

BE­GIN­NING: Sau­rabh Chaud­hary started at the Veer Sa­hamal Ri­fle Club with coach Amit She­o­ran in 2015. His fa­ther Jag­mo­han Singh is a farmer, and mother Bra­jesh Devi takes care of the fam­ily. Like ev­ery kid, Sau­rabh had played with plas­tic toy guns and later had fun, shoot­ing bal­loons with air guns.

Sau­rabh was in­tro­duced to shoot­ing by his brother Nitin, who took him to the club, as many chil­dren from the vil­lage trained there. Sau­rabh was so much in love with the sport that he would prac­tice for long hours, un­mind­ful of any­thing. He won the North

AFP

Im­mensely tal­ented: Sau­rabh Chaud­hary, who won gold at the 2018 Asian Games, is aim­ing for a sim­i­lar feat at the Tokyo Olympics.

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