Shooter Shardul Vihan, at 15-years of age, has provided the silver lining in men’s Double Trap at the Asian Games 2018 after shooting a score of 73 in the final. Shardul hails from Meerut, the same place from where Saurabh Chaudhary belongs, who bagged the golden glory in 10m Air Pistol event. Shardul missed the top position only by a whisker, the gold was won by Korea’s Hyun Wooshin who had a final score of 74. Followed by Qatar’s Al Marri Hamad Ali, who claimed the bronze medal with 53 points.

For the 15-year-old, Asian Games 2018 silver has been his best ever performance at an international tournament. Vihan’s silver has taken India’s medal tally to 17.  Shardul Vihan had bagged 4 gold medals at Shotgun National Championship last year.

Shardul has been coached by former Asian Championship double gold medallist Anwer Sultan, and today made the nation proud at the Asian Games 2018 Indonesia. 

On the great success of 15-year-old Shardul Vihan, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore congratulated him and said that future of Indian sports is in safe hands.

Rajyavardhan Rathore tweeted, “WHAT A STAR! At 15 YEARS, Shardul Vihan, one of our youngest in #AsianGames2018, has made us immensely proud with a silver in Double Trap Shooting. His prowess convinces me that the future of Indian sports is in VERY safe hands!”

Lauding the teenager, former cricketer Virendra Sehwag, in a Tweet, said, “Unbelievable!
Shardul Vihan wins Silver medal in Double Trap (Shooting). He is just 15 years of age. Wow!”