Jaipur’s Apurvi wins bronze in Asian Games

Jaipur, Aug 20 : Jaipur’s shooter Apruvi Chandela made the city proud again by clinching the bronze in the 10 m Air Rifle Mixed Team event in Asian Games in Jakarta.

She along with Ravi Kumar opened India’s Asian Games 2018 medal tally by claiming the bronze on Sunday. The India duo finished third with a total of 429.9 points after 42 shots in the 48-shot final.

Apurvi, 25, and Ravi Kumar had qualified for the final by finishing second with 835.3 points. India started strong by being placed second with 102.9 points after the first 10 shots. India maintained their second spot after the next set of ten shots, reaching a tally of 205.5 points.

Speaking to the media, Apurvi Chandela said, “Our best finish together was fourth at the World Cup and we have improved on that. My first Asian Games medal and my first medal for India here. I am really happy about that but my focus is on main event (10m rifle) tomorrow.”

Asked about slipping to third from second in the elimination stage, Apurvi added, “This happens in shooting. I think we shot alright.”

Chandela had won the gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She has also participated in the Rio Olympics 2016.



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