Saurabh Chaudhary’s brilliant run in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event however didn’t last too long as the youngster was eliminated early in the final.
The Indian, who topped the tally in the qualifying round earlier in the day, was the second to get eliminated and finished at 7th with a final score of 137.4 after 14 shots.
In the final, Saurabh’s lowest shot was 8.8 while the highest was 10.6.
Before Saurabh, it was Korean Mose Kim who was the first to be eliminated from the final.
The 19-year-old Saurabh however still has the mixed event to come where he will partner Manu Bhaker on 27 July.
Earlier in the day, Saurabh finished with a score of 586/600 while Abhishek Verma failed to progress to the final.
After that India won their first medal at the Tokyo Olympics when Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won a Silver.
In Tennis, India's Sumit Nagal won his opening game against his Uzbekistan opponent Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. His next opponent will be Russia's Daniil Medvedev who is the second seed. Nagal's win was the first for an Indian in the men's singles since Leander Paes in 1996 in Atlanta when he won Bronze.
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