Apurvi Chandela wins gold in women’s 10m air rifle

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Apurvi Chandela has won the gold medal in the women’s 10-metre air rifle event at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi on Saturday. This is India’s first medal of the ISSF World Cup 2019. She set a new world record by registering a score of 252.9 points in the final.

Silver medallist Zhao Ruozhu of China scored  251.8 points. Xu Hong, also from China settled for the bronze medal with 230.4 points. 

The tournament will now offer 14 quotas for the 2020 Olympic Games instead of the original 16 as the International Olympic Committee revoked the two quotas in the 25-metre rapid fire pistol event due to non-issuance of visas to two Pakistani shooters.