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Jaipur girl – Apurvi Chandela – is now the world’s number – 1 air rifle shooter

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May 2, 2019, 9:24 am

Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Chandela

Jaipur: Apurvi Chandela – 10m rifle shooter belonging to Jaipur – has once again made the city proud. She moved up one position to become the number 1 air rifle shooter. Her family members, friends and residents of the city were overjoyed when they heard the news of her new world ranking.

The Jaipur girl had won the gold medal and set a world record in the women’s 10 meter rifle competition at ISSF World Cup in April.

Apurvi jumped from the 2nd position to number one spot with the current ranking of 1926. On the second position is another shooter of India, Anjum Moudgil with a ranking of 1695.

Apurvi has performed good in different world cups and other championships since 2011. Apurvi is the country’s second woman rifle shooter to have reached world number one spot after Anjali Bhagwat.

Recently Apurvi topped the qualification in China this month and will participate in the Munich World Cup in this month.

Apurvi expressed her happiness at her consistent good performance and is also satisfied with her Tokyo Olympics preparation scheduled to be held in August.

In September, Apurvi hogged the headlines when she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 along with Anjum Moudgil from Chandigarh. They became the first set of Indian shooters to secure two quota places for the Tokyo Olympics in a Women’s 10-meter air rifle.

Apurvi won a Gold medal in the Commonwealth games of 2014 at Glasgow. Her father Kuldeep Singh Chandela is an hotelier.

First published: May 2, 2019