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Rio Olympics 2016: 5 dark horses who can get India a medal

Amit Sinha
SENIOR ANALYST
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18 Jun 2016, 18:35 IST

#2 Apurvi Chandela - Shooting

Apurvi Chandela
Chandela is in rich vein of form and should capitalise on it to get home a medal

Whlie stalwarts like Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang will be leading India’s challenge in Shooting at the Olympics, the shooting contingent also possesses a few more names who can manage to finish on the podium. One of those names is Apurvi Chandela. Although just 23, Apurvi Chandela can bring India a medal in the 10m air rifle even.


The girl from Rajasthan has been in good touch and emerged as the 'Shooter of the Tournament' in the Swedish Cup Grand Prix in Savsjo, Sweden in January, where she won the Gold. Earlier, Chandela had also won the women’s gold in air rifle in the 59th National shooting championship. The Delhi University alumni had bagged Gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where she created a new record for the Commonwealth Games when she scored 206.7 in the final.

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