Tiger at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Tiger at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Gold medal by Saurabh Chaudhary at the young age of 15 years and 9 months…is an outcome of 3 years of Saurabh’s hard work and elders blessings –remarked by her mother Smt Brijesh, minutes after he won Gold.

16 year old Saurabh Chaudhary illustrates the potential and prowess our youth is blessed with…………..tweeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On his journey to Gold Medal who could have thought in dreams that at the tender age of not even 16 years, he would outclass the challenge from South Koreans Jin Jong Oh, who has 4 Olympic Gold medals, 3 time World Champion and 3 Asian Games medals in his hat.

He is the youngest Indian Gold medalist in Asian Games history.

The son of a farmer having small patch of land in the Kalina village, started his journey in the field of shooting from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.

Hats off to his father Sh Jagmohan Singh who introduced Saurabh to shooting. The determination of Saurabh to reach the top within a period of 3 years is worth mentioning and emulating, without any support from the Govt. I am sure it would encourage others at the young age to take a sport of their aptitude and interest and put their whole hearted efforts and leave the results to God.

Image of Tiger coming out of the woods from Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in the State of Maharashtra taken in June 2012.

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.