Apurvi Chandela gets the ball rolling in ISSF World Cup by winning a gold medal in Women’s 10m Air Rifle today at Dr Karni Shooting Range, Delhi. Not only did Apurvi bag her first World Championship medal, but also created a world record with a total of 252.9 points in the event.
India’s chances in Tokyo Olympics 2020 look even brighter with the 26-year-old clinching the gold medal. However, the shooter from Jaipur had already qualified for the upcoming Olympics by finishing in the top four of ISSF World Cup in September, 2018.
Apurvi dominated the proceedings in ISSF World Cup 2019 with a final score of 1.1 points, ahead of China’s silver medallist, Zhao Ruozhu, who came eighth in the final with 251.8 points.
Here’s how Twitter congratulated the gold medal-winning shooter:
Apurvi Chandela wins gold in 10m air rifle in ISSF World cup by breaking world record by 252.9 points at New Delhi.
— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) February 23, 2019
Brilliant start for .
Apurvi Chandela strikes in 10m Air Rifles.#ISSFWCND2019
— Rajesh Ranjan (@sportyrajesh) February 23, 2019
I’m So proud of Apurvi Chandela.
Many Congratulations!! for the world record and a well deserved Gold medal in the Women’s 10m Air rifle category at the #ISSFWorldCup.
— IRFAN (@simplyirfan) February 23, 2019
— Ritesh Tiwari (@IamRiteshtiwari) February 23, 2019
— Mumbai 2032 (@mumbai2032) February 23, 2019
— MANJUNATH SAVYANAVAR (@CA_MANJUNATH) February 23, 2019
— Jaspreet Sahni (@JaspreetSSahni) February 23, 2019
That proud feeling
— shantanu srivastava (@journoshantanu) February 23, 2019
The Arjuna Awardee’s previous accolades include a silver medal in World Championships (2018 Changwon), a gold medal (2014) and a bronze medal (2018) in Commonwealth Games and another bronze medal in Asian Games Jakarta 2018 (mixed team).