Apurvi and Ayonika fail to qualify for finals at Rio Olympics
Apurvi Chandela

e_X0eFk8_400x400Indian shooters started their campaign on a low note as Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul failed to make the cut for the finals in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle at the Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Apurvi finished 34th with a score of 411.6 while Ayonika Paul shot 407.0 to finish 42nd among 53 shooters at the Olympic Shooting Centre.

The gold in the event was won by 19-year-old Ginny Thrasher of USA. The silver was won by 2004 Athens Olympic champion Du Li of China while the bronze was won by 2012 Olympic champion Yi Siling of China.