Apurvi Chandela

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Apurvi Chandela
Personal information
Nationality Indian
Born (1993-01-04) 4 January 1993 (age 25)
Jaipur, India
Height 1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport
Country India
Sport Shooting
Event(s) 10 metre air rifle

Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian sport shooter who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event. She won the gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.[1]

Early life[edit]

Chandela was born in Jaipur.[2] Her father is Kuldeep Singh Chandela,[3] a hotelier, and mother is Bindu Rathore.[4] She did her schooling from Mayo College Girls School Ajmer & Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' School, Jaipur. She studied Sociology honours from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.

Career[edit]

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.[5][6] In 2014, she won four medals at the Intershoot Championships at The Hague, that included two individual and two team medals.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9]

At the 2018 Asian Games, she paired with Ravi Kumar for the 10 meter air rifle mixed team event, and won a bronze medal.[10]

ISSF World Medal Tally[edit]

No. Event Championship Year Place Medal
1 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2015 Changwon 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup Final 2015 Munich 2nd, silver medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's 10 metre air rifle Finals". glasgow2014.com. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "CWG gold winner Apoorvi Chandela welcomed and felicitated in Jaipur". Patrika Group (4 August 2014). Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Jaipur girl realises dream of shooting alongside Bindra, wins two gold".
  4. ^ "Apurvi Chandela wins gold in Commonwealth Games 2014 ~ Rajasthan News, Jaipur News, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, News".
  5. ^ "Apurvi Chandela takes air rifle gold". The Hindu. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Apurvi Chandela profile". Olympic Gold Quest. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Rajasthan shooter Apurvi Chandela bags 4 medals at Hague meet". thehindubusinessline.com. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  8. ^ "CWG gold winner shooter Apoorvi Chandela is aiming for Olympic games". Patrika Group (5 August 2014). Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Jitu Rai finishes 8th in 10m Air Pistol; Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul out in qualifiers". First Post. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  10. ^ Sharma, Nitin; Judge, Shahid (20 August 2018). "Asian Games 2018: Shooters Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar open India's medal tally, clinch mixed air rifle bronze". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.

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