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Indian @ Rio Olympic 2016: Apurvi Singh Chandela  – 10m air rifle

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 meter air rifle event. She won the gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and has expressed belief she can do the same at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

In 2012, Chandela won the gold medal in the 10 meters 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 10m air rifle event

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