Udaipur’s Apurvi Chandela becomes world number one shooter

Udaipur’s Apurvi Chandela has become number one shooter in the 10-meter air rifle category on Wednesday. Apurvi achieved top position in world rankings with 1926 points. In the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)¬†World Cup held in February this year, she bagged a gold medal with 252.9 world record score.

Apurvi Chandela
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Apurvi expressed happiness on Twitter, “World Number 1 position secured.
Touched a milestone in my shooting career today!! “. Apurvi Chandela is among the six Indian shooters who have won the Olympic quota for Tokyo Games. In 2018 Asian Games, she won a Bronze Medal at the 10m rifle event.

Apurvi Chandela wins gold at ISSF World Cup 2019
Image source: PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Recently, Apurvi missed a medal in the ISSF World Cup held in Beijing. She was ranked fourth with 207.8 points. Although India was successful in winning the team medal with 1887.2 at ISSF World Cup. Apurvi stays in Jaipur with parents while her extended family is based in Udaipur. Her family in Udaipur celebrated her achievement with firecracker show and by distributing sweets.

In the meantime, India’s Anjum Mudgil has also reached second place in the ranking of the 10-meter air rifle by winning the mixed team gold at the ISSF World Cup, Beijing.