The 16 years old Saurabh Chaudhary from Kalina village, Meerut has turned into a national sensation. By winning gold in 10 meters Air Pistol, he has created a 240.7 points record at the Asian Games 2018, being held in Jakarta & Palembang, Indonesia.
Saurabh Chaudhary was followed by Tomoyuki Matsuda in the 2nd position, who is the 2010 World Champion from Japan, and Abhishek Verma in the 3rd position, a 29-year-old Indian, who made a debut in this Asian Games.
After winning the Gold, Saurabh said that he did not feel any kind of pressure, as he was there just to compete and do his best. He also added that he has trained hard for this and has been giving good results constantly because of that.
This is not Saurabh Chaudhary’s only achievement. He has been setting records since he started his shooting career. He recently made a junior record of 243.7 points in Shooting at the ISSF Junior World Cup 2018, held at Suhl, Germany. He also qualified for the Youth Olympics Games with a record and a gold medal. Saurabh is also training hard for Olympics 2020, which is going to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
Saurabh Chaudhary belongs to a farmer family. It all started with liking for toy guns. Saurabh started training for shooting just few years back in 2015 at Amit Sheoran's Academy, located in Binauli, which is near Baghpat and around 53 kms from Meerut.
As told by Saurabh, he likes to spend time with his parents and also likes farming a lot. Whenever he is free, he spends time with his family and in farming.
Saurabh Chaudhary was able to achieve all the name and fame because of his dedication and rigorous training. He has been training regularly since 2015 to be where he stands right now. But, how was it all possible at a tender age of 16 years?
Teenage is a very critical stage of a person’s life. The brain tends to lose focus and concentration at this age very much, and one needs to be dedicated enough to reach such a stringent goal. Saurabh’s dedication towards shooting paid off and finally the whole nation knows him for his achievement.
Even though there is no lack of motivation or lack of resources - concentrating, focusing, and staying determined towards a goal becomes difficult for curious teenage minds. Although curiosity is good, staying focused on their goal can take them places.
Here are some basic tips on staying focused and dedicated towards a goal:
Eat healthy, Stay fit: A fit body is a gateway to a healthy and focused mind. And for this, including healthy food in diet, such as green veggies and fruits is necessary.
Make a routine and Plan the day ahead: Teenagers should follow a routine to carry out daily activities. Also, before sleeping, planning things out for the next day helps a lot.
Do not waste time: Time is the most valuable thing, and one must not waste it on distractions. Occasional games and sports breaks are necessary though.
Rest is necessary for teens: It’s always a bad idea to constantly be engaged with activities. Taking a break to rest, and sometimes a nap helps to gather energy back. After the break, starting with practice is the best way to go.
Get Ample Sleep: Dedication should not come at the cost of sleep deprivation. A teenager needs around 8-10 hours of sleep every day.
Saurabh Chaudhary has put up a milestone for all the teenagers out there with not only his talent but also with the level of focus and concentration to achieve his goals. This proves that anything is achievable with enough dedication.