Apurvi Chandela

DOB – 4th January 1993

Event – 10 m Air Rifle

Apurvi is a very talented rifle shooter who has made a mark for herself with consistent performances in the World Cup circuits. She became the first Indian woman to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics when she won the Bronze medal and an Olympic quota at the World Cup in Changwon, South Korea 2015. This was her first world cup medal. She also went on to win silver medal in the World Cup Final in Munich in 2015. Apurvi also broke the world record for the finals round when she shot 211.2 to win gold at the 2016 Swedish Cup.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Apurvi won a Gold medal in the 10 m Air Rifle event with a games record score in qualification and in the finals.

Apurvi was inspired by the gold medal winning feat on Abhinav Bindra in 2008 Olympics and took up rifle shooting after her father encouraged her to try shooting. She shot for the first time in 2008 and has never looked back since then. She made her mark when she won the Gold medal in the Senior National Championship in 2012, her first year in the senior circuit.

She won a Gold and a Bronze medal at the 35th Intershoot competition in the Netherlands in March 2014.

-Broke World Record in 10m Air Rifle finals event
- Bronze – ISSF World Cup, Changwon 2015
- Gold – Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014
- Gold – National Championships, Delhi 2012
- Gold and Bronze – Intershoot competition, Netherlands 2014

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