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Asian Games 2018: Saurabh Chaudhary Clinches Gold, Abhishek Verma Bronze In 10m Air Pistol Shooting

16-year old shooter Saurabh Chaudhary won gold while Abhishek Verma clinched bronze in the 10m Air Pistol final as India took their medal tally to seven at the Asian Games 2018 on Tuesday.

Saurabh Chaudhary produced an Asian Games record score of 240.7 to clinch the gold medal in Men’s 10m Air Pistol final at the Asian Games. Abhishek Verma won the bronze with a score of 219.3 on day 3 of the games. Chaudhary piped Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (239.7) in an exciting final to add a gold to India’s shooting tally of two silver and a bronze in this year’s Games. In second position for most of the final, Chaudhary grabbed the lead after Matsuda fired 8.9 in his penultimate shot. The Indian went ahead with a 10.2 off his second-last shot and held the nerve to stay ahead.

It was a brilliant performance by the 16-year old Chaudhary after he topped the qualification round with a score of 586. Abhishek Verma qualified in the sixth position with a score of 580.

 

India previously won three medals in shooting at the Asian Games 2018 – Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar opened the account with a bronze in 10m Air Rifle Team event, Deepak Kumar won silver in 10m Air Rifle individual event and 18-year old Lakshay clinched the silver medal in Men’s Trap.

 

It has been a great year for Saurabh Chaudhary till now as the youngster set a new world record on the way to winning a gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. Earlier, Saurabh qualified for the Youth Olympics Games with a gold medal and a junior world record at Asia Youth Olympics Games qualification. Abhishek Verma also impressed everyone with his show in the national trials earlier in the year and at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, the 29-year old won the mixed gold with Yashaswini Deswal. In the 10m Air Pistol individual event, he scored 585 in qualification beating Deepak Sharma, Jitu Rai and Amanpreet Singh to the top in the trials.

 

 

Mandalay Bay shooting: At least 20 dead and 100 feared injured near Las Vegas casino

A mass shooting at a music festival near Mandalay Bay casino on the Las Vegas strip left at least 20 people dead and about more than 100 injured. The police killed the gunman hiding at the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, media report claims. Police are now searching for a female companion who was seen travelling with the suspect before the shootings.

The shooting broke out on Sunday night during the final performances of the three-day route 91 Harvest country music festival.

According to the people attendant the concert reported muzzle flashes from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino across Las Vegas Boulevard from the festival and the sound of what they described as automatic gunfire.

The shooting began during the performance by country music star Jason Aldean. According to the fan present in the crowd described the incident horrific, as the 40,000 fans in the crowd began to flee, said, “The music stopped temporarily and started up again before another round of gunshots sent the performers ducking for cover and fleeing the stage.”

Kodiak Yazzie, a fan present told the Associated Press that he took cover and said he saw flashes of light coming from the Mandalay Bay hotel tower high above.

The city’s McCarran International airport said flights in and out of the airport had been temporarily halted “in response to reported shooting incident on Las Vegas strip”.

Police haven’t disclosed any information that would suggest a motive for the shooting or revealed the identity of the suspect.

Las Vegas city hall said it was a “very sad night for Las Vegas” and warned members of the public to stay away from the south end of the Vegas strip, where the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino is located.

The music festival has been held for the past four years on a 15-acre lot across Las Vegas Boulevard from Mandalay Bay.

US has got more ‘Gun Shops’ than Starbucks & McDonald’s put together!

The Orlando shooting took the lives of 50 people and scarred the entire United States in what is the worst mass shooting in generations. Not only are this Accidental Gun Deaths Involving Children also Major Problem in US. Now just understand why shooting is so common?
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It’s not difficult to buy a gun in America. Buying a gun is as easy as buying a Frappuccino. You will be surprised to know that there are almost 65,000 gun dealerships in the US, which is more than supermarkets, McDonald’s and Starbucks put together.it is as easy to buy a gun in US as a toy .Hundreds of stores sell guns, from big chains like Walmart to family-run shops .you can attend one of the dozens of gun shows that take place almost every weekend nationwide .this father’s day too lot of gun shows are being organised. People also regularly buy guns from neighbours or family members. Gun violence in the United States results in thousands of deaths and injuries annually .President Barack Obama tried to nudge the conversation towards stricter gun control, much of country remains involved in a love affair with firearms. There are children dying due to unintentional shootings, more can always be done to promote healthy gun ownership to Americans. Americans teach their kids for fire safety, poison safety, stranger safety, driving and many more acts so why they don’t teach them firearm safety?