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Coronavirus Outbreak: Shooter Apurvi Chandela contributes Rs 5 lakh in wake of COVID-19 crisis
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Shooter Apurvi Chandela contributes Rs 5 lakh in wake of COVID-19 crisis

Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela pledged to donate Rs 3 lakh to PM-CARES Fund while Rs 2 lakh to Rajasthan CM Relief Fund to support the battle against Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Pullela Gopichand praises SAI initiative of providing online workshops for athletes during lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Pullela Gopichand praises SAI initiative of providing online workshops for athletes during lockdown

The SAI sessions on opening day was attended by athletes and para-athletes from all sport, including Olympic probables shooters Divyash Panwar, Apurvi Chandela, Abhishek Verma, Anish Bhanwala, boxers Lovlina Borgohain and Nikhat Zarin

Coronavirus pandemic: Indian shooters compete in Tokyo Olympics 2020 trials after skipping World Cup due to COVID-19
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Coronavirus pandemic: Indian shooters compete in Tokyo Olympics 2020 trials after skipping World Cup due to COVID-19

India had in February pulled out of the Nicosia Shotgun World Cup and later the 15-26 March ISSF World Cup in Delhi was postponed to May — all due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Best of 2010s: From Virat Kohli breaking batting records to PV Sindhu's unprecedented success; top Indian athletes of decade
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Best of 2010s: From Virat Kohli breaking batting records to PV Sindhu's unprecedented success; top Indian athletes of decade

This is a list of best Indian athletes of this decade in no particular order. Obvious names like Virat Kohli and PV Sindhu feature, but the likes of Pankaj Advani and Apurvi Chandela also make their way.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian shooters look to back up phenomenal year with record haul at the Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian shooters look to back up phenomenal year with record haul at the Games

The number of Olympic quotas, which now stands at a record 15, is not only a reflection of the country's rapid rise in the sport over the last one year but also sets up the Indian shooters nicely for a record haul in Tokyo Olympics.

National Shooting Championship: Himachal's Zeena Khitta stuns favourites Mehuli Ghosh, Apurvi Chandela to win women's 10m Air Rifle event
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National Shooting Championship: Himachal's Zeena Khitta stuns favourites Mehuli Ghosh, Apurvi Chandela to win women's 10m Air Rifle event

Zeena was fourth in qualifying, but shot a world-class 252.2 in the final to top a quality eight-woman field. Mehuli finished with 250.5 while Apurvi logged 227.6 to be placed third

'We all are very good friends': Mehuli Ghosh talks about camaraderie and competition between India's top women 10m air rifle shooters
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'We all are very good friends': Mehuli Ghosh talks about camaraderie and competition between India's top women 10m air rifle shooters

Mehuli Ghosh says, "Whenever Elavenil or I ask for shooting advice from Anjum or Apurvi, they always tell us ‘you guys are doing so well. Why are you asking us for advice. We should be the ones asking for your advice!’”

South Asian Games 2019: Mehuli Ghosh wins gold in 10m air rifle with world record score of 253.3, effort to not be recognised by ISSF
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South Asian Games 2019: Mehuli Ghosh wins gold in 10m air rifle with world record score of 253.3, effort to not be recognised by ISSF

Shriyanka Sadangi took the silver with a score of 250.8, while Shreya Agrawal (227.2) clinched the bronze in a 1-2-3 podium finish by the Indians

ISSF World Cup Finals: India clinch President's Trophies for 10m air pistol, air rifle mixed team to finish campaign on high
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ISSF World Cup Finals: India clinch President's Trophies for 10m air pistol, air rifle mixed team to finish campaign on high

India finished their engagements at the ISSF World Cup Finals on a high, with their shooters featuring in teams that won the President's Trophies for both the 10m air pistol and air rifle mixed team competitions

India national shooting coach Jaspal Rana says players are fit and 'raring to go' with biggest-ever contingent for World Cup finals
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India national shooting coach Jaspal Rana says players are fit and 'raring to go' with biggest-ever contingent for World Cup finals

Speaking before the tournament, India national coach Jaspal Rana sounded confident, saying, 'All members of the squad are fit and raring to go'

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Apurvi Chandela banking on maturity and experience to clinch medal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Apurvi Chandela banking on maturity and experience to clinch medal

Ace Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela believes maturity and experience will hold her in good stead at next year's Olympics and she will work on her technique and mental strength to return with a medal from Tokyo.

National Shooting Trials: Mehuli Ghosh sweeps senior and junior women's 10m air rifle title in seventh trial
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National Shooting Trials: Mehuli Ghosh sweeps senior and junior women's 10m air rifle title in seventh trial

Mehuli Ghosh clinched the women's 10m air rifle title with a score of 251.9. She then went on to win the junior final with a score of 252.7, just 0.2 off teammate and world number one Apurvi Chandela's finals world record score of 252.9.

National Shooting Trials: Mehuli Ghosh wins senior and junior women's 10m air rifle title
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National Shooting Trials: Mehuli Ghosh wins senior and junior women's 10m air rifle title

Mehuli was the undoubted star of the day, winning the senior women's 10m air rifle with a score of 252 over Madhya Pradesh's Shreya Agrawal who finished with 251.2 to claim second place.

Elavenil Valarivan says intense competition has helped in Indian shooting's rise, credits Gagan Narang for her success
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Elavenil Valarivan says intense competition has helped in Indian shooting's rise, credits Gagan Narang for her success

Elavenil Valarivan claimed her maiden gold in the senior circuit in the recent ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, becoming one of the many youngsters in recent years to have grabbed attention with her skills and res

ISSF Shooting World Cup: Manu Bhaker-Saurabh Chaudhary pair wins mixed team gold in 10m air pistol as India end campaign on historic high
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ISSF Shooting World Cup: Manu Bhaker-Saurabh Chaudhary pair wins mixed team gold in 10m air pistol as India end campaign on historic high

India have collected a whopping 22 medals in the four ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup stages this year, including an awe-inspiring 16 gold medals. Their highest tally before this was eight last year.

ISSF World Cup 2019: Apurvi Chandela-Deepak Kumar pair clinches mixed team air rifle gold at Rio de Janeiro
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ISSF World Cup 2019: Apurvi Chandela-Deepak Kumar pair clinches mixed team air rifle gold at Rio de Janeiro

Apurvi Chandela partnered Deepak Kumar to win India their fourth gold medal on the concluding day of the ISSF World Cup on Monday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian shooters to gun for gold in first two days of event as ISSF releases shooting schedule
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian shooters to gun for gold in first two days of event as ISSF releases shooting schedule

Striving to leave a mark in the Olympics, India could straightaway win medals in the next edition of the world's biggest sporting event, with its highly fancied shooters scheduled to compete on the first and second competition day in 2020.

ISSF Shooting World Cup: Champion Elavenil Valarivan believes gold medal win will be 'great confidence booster' going forward
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ISSF Shooting World Cup: Champion Elavenil Valarivan believes gold medal win will be 'great confidence booster' going forward

Elavenil finished on top in the women's 10m air rifle competition, pipping fancied compatriots Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil, in the ISSF Rifle-Pistol Stage 4 World Cup

ISSF Shooting World Cup: Elavenil Valarivan wins her first senior women’s 10m air rifle gold; Anjum Moudgil finishes fifth
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ISSF Shooting World Cup: Elavenil Valarivan wins her first senior women’s 10m air rifle gold; Anjum Moudgil finishes fifth

Promising youngster Elavenil Valarivan won the Women’s 10m Air Rifle competition, her first senior world cup gold in her debut senior year.

ISSF Shooting World Cup: India's Anjum Moudgil, Elavenil Valarivan poised to enter women's 10m air rifle final
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ISSF Shooting World Cup: India's Anjum Moudgil, Elavenil Valarivan poised to enter women's 10m air rifle final

Besides Anjum and world number one Apurvi Chandela, who has also earned an Olympic quota, the 20-year-old Elavenil is also in the fray in the 10m air rifle event. Elavenil shot a sequence of 105.8, 106.0, 105.4, 103.4, 103.9 and 104.9