Gold rush: Apurvi Chandela wins 10m tri-series, declared Swedish Cup GP's 'Best Shooter'

New Delhi: India's Apurvi Chandela shot her way to a second successive gold medal and emerged as the 'Shooter of the Tournament' in the Swedish Cup Grand Prix in Savsjo, Sweden.

The 23-year-old Chandela shot 208.9 in the final to clinch the top prize in women's 10-metre tri-series event.

Chandela, who has already secured a quota for the Rio Olympics, won her first gold medal of the tournament late Tuesday with a world record score of 211.2, to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling (211).

File image of Apurvi Chandela. IBNLive

File image of Apurvi Chandela. IBNLive

For her outstanding performance in the tournament, the rising shooter was awarded a Walther rifle, besides being crowned the best shooter (men and women combined).

After giving a tough fight to Chandela, Norway's Malin Westerheim won the silver with a score of 208.4, while another shooter from her country bagged the bronze after managing 186.1.

In qualifications, Chandela shot 416.1 and was on fourth, and fought like a champion to emerge victorious in what was a tri-series match.

On Monday, the first day of the tournament, Chandela was ranked 10th.

Having missed the train, she waited unsuccessfully for a bus when the temperature plummeted to -10 degree celsius, before
reaching the venue through a road covered in snow.

The result marked a positive start for Chandela ahead of the multi-sport extravaganza in Rio.

Chandela had clinched the gold in the National Championships held last month.

She had won an Olympic quota place for India after winning a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April last year.


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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2016 09:08:19 IST

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