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Jaipur girl Apurvi Chandela secures India’s first quota at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Apurvi grabbed this opportunity by securing fourth position in the 10-meter air rifle at the ongoing 52nd International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Changwon at South Korea. She recently won a bronze medal in the Jakarta Asian Games 2018 too.

September 3, 2018, 6:14 pm

Apurvi Chandela (left) and Anjum Moudgil (right) with President, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), Mr. Raninder Singh.

Jaipur: Jaipur girl Apurvi Chandela has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 along with Anjum Moudgil from Chandigarh. They have became the first set of Indian shooters to secure two quota places for Tokyo Olympics in a Women’s 10-meter air rifle on Monday. With this, India gets its first two quotas for Tokyo Olympics 2020. Jaipur’s star Apurvi grabbed this opportunity by securing fourth position in the 10-meter air rifle at the ongoing 52nd International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Changwon at South Korea. She recently won a bronze medal in the Jakarta Asian Games 2018 too. It is for the first time that India has won 2 Olympic quotas in a single match for the Olympics. Chandigarh girl Anjum Moudgil bagged a silver medal in the individual event of 10-meter air rifle by finishing in the second position at the ISSF Championships and grabbed a quota for Olympics. Jaipur’s Apurvi finished at the out fourth position and missed the medal by 0.03 points. Jaipur’s Apurvi aggregated 207 shots and secured the fourth position while Chandigarh’s Anjum shot a total of 284.4 in the women’s final and grabbed silver. Apurvi won a Gold medal in the Commonwealth games of 2014 at Glasgow. Her father Kuldeep Singh Chandela is a hotelier. National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) decide will take the final decision of selection of players on the basis of their performance in international tournaments and selection trials for the Tokyo Olympics of 2020. After securing the quota at the Olympics, it is the NRAI’s call to select players for the quotas. The 52nd ISSF World Championship is the first Shooting sports qualification event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. A total of 60 berths will be distributed in ISSF for the 15 Olympic events.

First published: September 3, 2018