Rs.50 lakh for Asiad gold medal winner Saurabh Chaudhary
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Rs.50 lakh for Asiad gold medal winner Saurabh Chaudhary

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Lucknow, Aug 21: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has congratulated 16-year-old Saurabh Choudhury of Meerut for winning the gold medal in 10 meters pistol firing event in the Asiad on Tuesday.

The CM, while commenting that Saurabh has brought laurel to the state, has announced Rs 50 lakh cash award and a gazetted job for him.

Saurav bagged the gold by beating a group of world and Olympic champions. Saurabh Chaudhury is the son of a farmer based in Kalina Village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. By aggregating 240.7 points, Chaudhury has also set a Games recond in his effort in Jakarta.

There were much expectations on Chaudhury as he had already broken the world record in the Junior World Cup in Germany two months ago. (UNI)

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