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Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela wins gold at ISSF World Cup 2019

Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela bagged the gold medal in Women’s 10m Air Rifle event at International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2019, New Delhi. She made fellow Indians proud by shooting a world-record score of 252.9 in the final round. Chandela became the second Indian woman to win in the category after Anjali Bhagwat.

This is India’s first medal of the ISSF World Cup 2019. She set a new world record by registering a score of 252.9 points in the final.

Silver medallist Zhao Ruozhu of China scored  251.8 points. Xu Hong, also from China settled for the bronze medal with 230.4 points.

While Chandela from India took the first position, Ruozhu Zhao and Hong Xu from China bagged second and third positions, respectively.

The Jaipur-born shooter had earlier bagged a bronze medal at the Changwon World Cup in 2015. She also conquered a silver at the ISSF World Cup Final the same year. She also became the only Indian shooter to reach the final of 10m Air Rifle final.

ISSF World Cup 2019

The ISSF World Cup was introduced by the International Shooting Sport Federation in 1986 to provide a homogeneous system for qualification to the Olympic shooting competitions. It still is carried out in the Olympic shooting events, with four competitions per year in each event. For the best shooters there is since 1988 a World Cup Final.

The International Shooting Sport Federation, also known with the acronym ISSF, is the governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines, and of several non-Olympic Shooting sport events. ISSF’s activities include regulation of the sport, Olympic qualifications and organization of international competitions such as the ISSF World Cup Series, the ISSF World Cup Finals, the ISSF Separate World Championship in Shotgun events and the ISSF World Championship in all events.

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