ISSF World Cup Rifle: Apurvi Chandela wins Gold

India’s Apurvi Chandela won gold in women’s 10m Air Rifle at ISSF World Cup Rifle held in Munich, Germany.

Key Highlights

  • Apurvi Chandela of India beat Wang Luyao of China with a score of 251 to win gold medal in 10m Air Rifle event at the 2019’s third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage held in Munich (Germany).
  • Winning Tally: This is Apurvi’s 2nd Shooting World Cup Gold of 2019 in Women’s 10m Air Rifle after the one she won with a world record score in New Delhi in February 2019. Overall this is her career’s fourth ISSF medal.
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic quotas: Given that top four ranks consisted of two Indians and two Chinese have already secured maximum possible two quotas in these events they were not eligible for Olympic quotas thus Quotas available on the event day went to Laura-Georgeta Coman of Romania and Eszter Meszaros of Hungary who finished 5th and 6th respectively in the women’s 10m air rifle.
  • India already holds five Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota places in Rifle and Pistol competitions secured by Saurabh Chaudhary, Apurvi, Abhishek Verma Divyansh Singh Panwar and Anjum.

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