Apurvi Chandela Breaks World Record At Swedish Cup


Young Indian Shooter Apurvi Chandela has already made her way into the Olympics earlier. And now she enters the record books with an impressive performance scoring 211.2 at the Swedish Cup GP to win the gold medal. The silver and bronze went to Swedish shooters Astrid Steffensen (207.6) and Stine Nielsen (185.0).

Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Chandela

This impressive result also marks for a positive start to the year 2016 for the young shooter.

She now holds the record for the highest points in the women’s 10m air rifle category. Taking the record away from China’s Olympic gold medallist Yi Silling, who held the record at a score of 211.

Medal hopes strengthen at Olympics with Apurvi Chandela win

Apurvi sealed her Olympic berth in April last year after finishing with a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea.

“This gold at Sweden has further strengthened my resolve to bag a medal at the Rio Olympics this year. The support, encouragement and wishes received from my well wishers from Rajasthan has stood me in good stead in various international tournaments,” said Apurvi after her record breaking performance in Sweden.

Now with a world record to her name, the shooting fans in India would be hopeful of a good chance for her at the Rio Olympics to be held later this year.

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