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Shooter Chandela qualifies for 2016 Olympics

Sat, Apr 11, 2015, 02:52 PM
Changwon (Korea), April 11 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medallist Apurvi Chandela became the second Indian to qualify for the Rio Olympics after winning the bronze in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the ongoing Shooting World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here on Saturday.

Apurvi shot a total of 185.6 in the Finals, to finish behind Pejcic Snjezana of Croatia who won gold and Serbian Ivana Maksimovic, who won silver. Pejcic scored 209.1 to Ivana’s 207.7 to win the gold medal match-up.

There were three Olympic quota places to be bagged in the event.

"A World Cup medal was something that I have been aiming for a long time, and now that I have it, it really makes e very happy. What adds on to the happiness is winning the second quota place for my country for the Rio Olympics,” said an elated Apurvi after winning her medal.
Agency: IANS
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