Tokyo-bound shooter Saurabh Chaudhary opened India’s account at the ISSF World Cup in in Osijek, Croatia, with a bronze in the men’s 10m air pistol event.
India had endured a modest opening day on which podium finishes eluded the likes of Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan.
Saurabh, 19, scored 220 in the final after qualifying with a score of 581. Compatriot Abhishek Verma finished fifth in the same event with a score of 179.3 after also shooting 581 in the qualifying.
The event is the Indian shooting team”s final competitive outing before the Olympics in Tokyo.
Manu Bhakrer finished seventh in the women’s 10m air pistol event with a score of 137.3 in the final, while Elavenil Valarivan, along with two others, failed to make the finals of the women’s 10m air rifle competition.