11 April, Seoul
Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela today clinched a Bronze in the 10-metre air rifle event at the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Changwon, Korea. With this, she has qualified for the next year’s Olympics, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After qualifying fifth for the final round, Chandela shot a score of 185.6 to finish third in an eight-strong list, from which the top six made the cut for the Olympics.
Apurvi is the second Indian marksman after pistol shooter Jitu Rai to qualify for the Rio Olympics.