Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian Shooting player who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event. She won the gold medal in the 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.[1] She is the world champion and currently ranked number one in 10 metre air rifle shooting. She is a recipient of Arjuna award

Apurvi Chandela
Apurvi Chandela at the 12th South Asian Games 2016.jpg
Apurvi Chandela at the 12th South Asian Games 2016
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1993-01-04) 4 January 1993 (age 28)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Height1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Sport
Country India
SportShooting
Event(s)10 metre air rifle

Early life and backgroundEdit

Chandela was born on 4 January 1993 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Her father is Kuldeep Singh Chandela, a hotelier and a sports enthusiast, and mother is Bindu Rathore who was a basketball player.[2] She did her schooling from Mayo College Girls School Ajmer & Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' School, Jaipur. She studied Sociology honours from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.

In her early years, Chandela wanted to become a sports journalist, but she was inspired to take up shooting as a sport by Abhinav Bindra’s performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he won a gold medal in shooting. Initially, she had to travel for 45 minutes to reach a shooting range in Jaipur. Later on, her parents set up a shooting range for 10-metre air rifle practice for her at their home.[2]

In 2009, Chandela won the All India School Shooting Competition, and Senior national shooting championship in 2012. She registered podium finishes at national events least six times during 2012-2019.[3]

Chandela enjoys reading in her free time and practices meditation to enhance her focus to help her game.[3]

CareerEdit

In 2012, Chandela won the gold medal in the 10 metres air rifle event at the National shooting championships in New Delhi, her first year in the senior circuit.[4][5] In 2014, she won four medals at the Intershoot Championships at The Hague, that included two individual and two team medals.[6] In the same year, she won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, having scored 206.7 points in final, in the process creating a new games record.[7] And a year later, she debuted in ISSF World Cup in Changwon, where she won a bronze medal.

Chandela[8] qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women's 10m air rifle event, where she finished at 34th position in the qualification round out of 51 contestants.[9][10] Chandela received the Arjuna Award, from the President of India in 2016.[1]

At the 2018 Asian Games, she paired with Ravi Kumar for the 10 meter air rifle mixed team event, and won a bronze medal.[11] She is being mentored by former National Champion Rakesh Manpat.[12] In the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Chandela won a bronze medal for India. She won the gold medal at the 2019 ISSF World Cup[13] in New Delhi and set a world record of 252.9 in the 10-metre air rifle event.[14] She has secured a gold medal in women's 10m air rifle at the (ISSF) World Cup 2019.[15][16]

Chandela also secured a quota spot to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, where she is aiming to win a gold medal for India. In 2020, she won a gold medal at a private tournament in Meyton cop, Austria.[17]

ISSF World Medal TallyEdit

No. Event Championship Year Place Medal
1 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2015 Changwon  
2 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2015 Munich  
3 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2019 New Delhi  
4 10m air rifle ISSF World Cup 2019 Munich  
5 10 meter air rifle ISSF World Cup 2019 Beijing Rank4
6 10 meter air rifle ISSF World Cup 2018 Munich Rank4
7 10 meter air rifle ISSF World Cup 2018 Guadalajara Rank7
8 Mixed Team 10 metre air rifle ISSF World Cup 2019 Munich  
9 Mixed Team 10 metre air rifle ISSF World Cup 2019 Rio de Janeiro  
10 Mixed Team 10 metre air rifle ISSF World Cup Final 2019 Putian  
11 Indian Senior National Shooting Championship 2012 New Delhi Rank 1
12 Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow Rank 1
13 Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast Rank 3

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Women's 10 metre air rifle Finals". glasgow2014.com. 26 July 2014. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "अपूर्वी चंदेला: ओलंपिक में जीत के लिए तैयार". BBC News हिंदी (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 22 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Indian Shooter Apurvi Chandela on Winning Gold at ISSF World Cup | The Quint - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Apurvi Chandela takes air rifle gold". The Hindu. 25 December 2012. Archived from the original on 30 January 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Apurvi Chandela profile". Olympic Gold Quest. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Rajasthan shooter Apurvi Chandela. bags 4 medals at Hague meet". thehindubusinessline.com. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  7. ^ "CWG gold winner shooter Apoorvi Chandela is aiming for Olympic games". Patrika Group (5 August 2014). Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Apurvi Chandela's fashion game is as on point as her shooting skills". Sportswallah. 23 May 2019. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Jitu Rai finishes 8th in 10m Air Pistol; Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul out in qualifiers". First Post. 7 August 2016. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Apurvi Chandela Biography, Records and Age". Olympic Channel. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  11. ^ Sharma, Nitin; Judge, Shahid (20 August 2018). "Asian Games 2018: Shooters Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar open India's medal tally, clinch mixed air rifle bronze". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Personal coaches must be given credit for Indian shooters' 2018 Commonwealth Games showing". Hindustan Times. 9 May 2018. Archived from the original on 17 December 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  13. ^ Sharma, suposh (23 February 2019). "ISSF World Cup: Golden Girl Apurvi shines on the opening day". Sports Flashes. Archived from the original on 23 February 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  14. ^ Gold medallist Apurvi Chandela speaks exclusively to DD News, retrieved 17 February 2021
  15. ^ Desk, Sports Flashes (27 May 2019). "Apurvi Chandela wins another gold in the ISSF World Cup". Sports Flashes. Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  16. ^ MunichMay 26, Indo-Asian News Service; May 26, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 19:37. "ISSF Shooting World Cup: Apurvi Chandela bags 10m air rifle gold in Munich". India Today. Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  17. ^ India, Press Trust of. "Shooting: Apurvi Chandela, Divyansh Pawar win gold medals in Meyton Cup". Scroll.in. Archived from the original on 28 January 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.

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