Apurvi Chandela wins year’s 2nd women’s 10m Air Rifle World Cup gold

New Delhi: Shooter Apurvi Chandela won this year’s second gold in 10m Air Rifle World Cup gold at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Munich World Cup on Sunday. She won her god after a neck-to-neck fight with two Chinese shooters.

The shooter from Jaipur shot a score of 251 in the final to outshine Wang Luyao of China, who shot 250.8, to settle for the silver medal. The other Chinese shooter, Xu Hong, finished third with a score of 229.4 in the final.

It was a close battle between Apurvi and Wang, where the Indian was just 0.1 ahead as she shot a 10.4 to Wang’s 10.3 to clinch the issue.

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This was world No. 1 Chandela’s second ISSF World Cup gold this year, having beaten a quality field in New Delhi earlier with a world record score of 252.9 points.

Chandela has already earned a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, along with Anjum Moudgil, during the World Championships in Changwon last year with a fourth-place finish. A country can earn only two quota places for one event.

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