Apurvi Chandela becomes World No. 1 in Air Rifle

Apurvi Chandela becomes World No. 1 in Air Rifle

Apurvi Chandela

After back-to-back impressive performances at the last two ISSF World Cups in New Delhi and Beijing, Apurvi Chandela has now become World No.1 in women’s 10m air rifle, according to the recent world rankings released by International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

Besides the 4th place finish in Beijing, the 26-year-old Apurvi had previously won a gold medal with a world record in New Delhi, in February.

With 1926 points, Apurvi shot to the numero uno spot ahead of another Indian Anjum Moudgil (1695) and Korea’s IM Hana (1684).

The other Indian in the top-3 is Abhishek Verma (1343), who is placed 3rd in men’s 10m air pistol, while Divyansh Singh Panwar (931) is placed 4th in men’s 10m air rifle.

Abhishek and Divyansh had won gold and silver medals respectively in Beijing. They two also won Olympic quotas for India in their respective events.