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Apurvi Chandela attains world No 1 in 10m air rifle

Date: 03 May 2019 Tags: Sports

Indian ace shooter Apurvi Chandela attained world number one rank in the women's 10 metres air rifle event after consistent performances in recent years. Besides, her compatriot Anjum Moudgil was ranked number two. Chandela is among the five Indian shooters who have already secured 2020 Tokoyo Olympics quotas for India in shooting event.

Apurvi Singh Chandela

  • She hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan. She competes in the 10 metre air rifle event.
  • She had shot world record score of 252.9 to win gold medal at International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup held in New Delhi in February 2019.
  • She also had won gold medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Game and bronze medal 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
  • In the 2018 Asian Games, she had won bronze medal in the 10m mixed rifle event.