Apurvi Chandela

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Apurvi Chandela
Apurvi Chandela at the 12th South Asian Games 2016.jpg
Apurvi Chandela at the 12th South Asian Games 2016
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1993-01-04) 4 January 1993 (age 26)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Height1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Sport
Country India
SportShooting
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 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.[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[9] 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.[10]

At the 2018 Asian Games, she paired with Ravi Kumar for the 10 meter air rifle mixed team event, and won a bronze medal.[11] She is being mentored by former National Champion Rakesh Manpat. [12] She won the Gold Medal at the 2019 ISSF World Cup[13] in New Delhi. She has secured a gold medal in women’s 10m air rifle at the (ISSF) World Cup 2019.[14] [15]

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 2019 Munich 1st, gold medalist(s)
3 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2019 New Delhi 1st, gold 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). Archived from the original on 7 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". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  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). Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Apurvi Chandela's fashion game is as on point as her shooting skills". Sportswallah. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ https://www.hindustantimes.com/other-sports/personal-coaches-must-be-given-credit-for-indian-shooters-2018-commonwealth-games-showing/story-hgyJq2TzOdHBrE55hWRlTO.html
  13. ^ https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/issf-world-cup-golden-girl-apurvi-shines-on-the-opening-day/254577.html
  14. ^ Desk, Sports Flashes (27 May 2019). "Apurvi Chandela wins another gold in the ISSF World Cup". Sports Flashes. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  15. ^ MunichMay 26, Indo-Asian News Service; May 26, 2019UPDATED:; Ist, 2019 19:37. "ISSF Shooting World Cup: Apurvi Chandela bags 10m air rifle gold in Munich". India Today. Retrieved 27 May 2019.

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