Apurvi Chandela bags air rifle gold

TH25_SHOOTING_1309201fApurvi Chandela won the women’s gold in air rifle in the 59th National shooting championship on Tuesday.

Geetakshi Dixit clinched the silver, one point behind Apurvi.

In a lively final, it was Anjum Moudgil who led throughout before she stumbled with shots of 9.6 and 9.9 that left her clutching the bronze medal.

Apurvi had a 0.4 point lead over Geetakshi before the last two shots. Apurvi responded with shots of 10.0 and 10.6, while Geetakshi delivered the first shot that was not a 10 in the final.

“I was nervous initially, but I settled to shoot a good final. I am very happy with the medal, as I did not expect anything”, said Geetakshi. Read More

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