Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (11-May-2019)

Apurvi Chandela : A World Number One in 10m Air Rifle

Apurvi Singh Chandela  is an Indian sport shooter who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event. She won the gold medal in the 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.Chandela was born in Jaipur.Her father is Kuldeep Singh Chandela, a hotelier, and mother is Bindu Rathore. She did her schooling from Mayo College Girls School Beawar & Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School, Jaipur. She studied Sociology honours from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.

In 2012, Chandela won the gold medal in the 10 metres air rifle event at the National shooting championships in New Delhi, her first year in the senior circuit. In 2014, she won four medals at the Intershoot Championships at The Hague, that included two individual and two team medals. In the same year, she won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, having scored 206.7 points in final, in the process creating a new games record.Chandela qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women’s 10m air rifle event, where she finished at 34th position in the qualification round out of 51 contestants.At the 2018 Asian Games, she paired with Ravi Kumar for the 10 meter air rifle mixed team event, and won a bronze medal. She is being mentored by former National Champion Rakesh Manpat.  She won the Gold Medal at the 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.

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