From Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot to former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, all congratulated Apurvi Chandela for her achievement.
Jaipur: Ace shooter Apurvi Chandela has made Jaipur proud against. The Pink City girl won the gold medal and set a world record in the women’s 10 meter rifle competition at ISSF World Cup on Sunday. From Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot to former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, all congratulated her for her achievement.
Ashok Gehlot tweeted, “Congratulations to #Jaipur’s talented shooter #ApurviChandela for winning the #Gold medal and breaking the world record in women’s 10m air rifle event at the #ISSFWorldCup. You have made the country proud. Well done!”
Similarly, deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot congratulated Apurvi.
मैं जयपुर की अपूर्वी चंदेला जी को आईएसएसएफ शूटिंग विश्व कप-2019 की 10 मीटर एयर राइफल स्पर्द्धा में गोल्ड मैडल जीतने पर हार्दिक बधाई एवं उज्ज्वल भविष्य की शुभकामनाएं देता हूँ|
शूटिंग में गोल्ड मैडल जीतने वाली पहली भारतीय महिला खिलाड़ी बनने पर पूरे प्रदेश को आप पर गर्व है| pic.twitter.com/mUQvpukP6d
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) February 23, 2019
Talking to media persons, Apurvi said, “it’s been a bit tough but I’ve been practicing and not giving up. I am glad I got the result today. There are a lot of important competitions ahead. Looking forward to bettering this performance”.
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 Tokyo Olympics in a Women’s 10-meter air rifle.
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.
Apurvi won a Gold medal in the Commonwealth games of 2014 at Glasgow. Her father Kuldeep Singh Chandela is an hotelier.