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Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary (16) won gold medal in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event with record score of 240.7 at 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia. For first time he was competing senior event and won gold medal in Asian Games debut. It was India’s first shooting gold in ongoing event. Another Indian shooter, Abhishek Verma (29) also won bronze medal in the same event. In Men’s 50-metres Rifle 3 Positions event, India’s Sanjeev Rajput won silver medal.
He hails from Kalina village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He is son of farmer. Started shooting atage of 15 in Meerut. He was trained with senior shooters in the run-up to the 2018 Asian Games. He had won gold medal while setting new World record at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany in June 2018. He will participate in 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2018. He had won gold medal with junior world record at 10th Asia Youth Olympic Games qualification event in December 2017.
India won bronze medal in Men’s Sepak Takraw event at 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia. It was India’s maiden medal in Sepak Takraw sporting event. In the semifinal match of event, Indian team lost to defending champion Thailand by 0-2 score. In its first match of the event, India had defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17.However it had lost to Indonesia (0-3 score) in the second Preliminary Group B match of day but still advanced to last-four stage and won bronze medal.
Sepak takraw (kick volleyball) is traditional sport of countries Southeast Asia. It has similarities like Volleyball which is played with hand but sepak takraw is played with the feet, knee, head and chest. Sepak takraw has been part of Asian Games since 11th edition in Beijing 1990. There are four types of sepak takraw games for men and women – circle, double regu, regu and team. Thailand is traditionally the most dominating country in Asia.
Sepak takraw match is played by two regus (teams) each made up of three players who must take across wicker or plastic balls onto the pitch field. Its field is sized 13.4 x 6.1 meters and are separated by net which has high of 152 cm (men) or 142 cm (women).
The regus serving first, starts first set and side that wins first set has option of choosing service (first service decided by toss). As soon as the Tekong (player) kicks ball all players are allowed to move freely in their respective courts. The service is valid if ball passes over net and inside boundary lines of opponent, whether it touches the net or not. The point is awarded when either serving or receiving side commits fault serving next ball.