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Olympics: Elavenil Valarivan, Apurvi Chandela fail to qualify for Women's 10m Air Rifle Shooting final

LIVE updates from Elavenil Valarivan, Apurvi Chandela women's 10m air rifle Olympics 2021 shooting
Updated: 24 July 2021 06:40 IST - Published: July, 24 2021 04:37 AM IST
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That's a wrap from us folks. Sportskeeda will be bringing you dedicated LIVE blogs for all Indians in action so make sure you don't miss out. The hockey match is currently going on while medal prospect Mirabai Chanu will be in action later in the morning. 
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Ranking hardly matters on the D-Day! Young Elavenil's performance is just the perfect testimonial. The World No.1 ended her aspirations for an individual Olympic medal she could only score 626.5 points. Second time Olympian Apurvi wasn't up to her usual best as she put on an unexpected score 621.9 points. The two markswomen finished 16th and 36th respectively to bow out from the 10m air rifle women's event. It's the end of the road for Apurvi while Elavenil still has one more event to compete in - 10m air rifle mixed event on Tuesday!
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Don't forget, we have multiple events lined up for today. The hockey men's team play New Zealand in their opener so we urge you to jump to that LIVE blog. Find the link below:
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632.9 is the new  Olympic Qualification 10m air rifle women's event! Neither of Elavenil nor Apurvi could break through to the final. Not the start the Indian supporters hoped for!
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Context: The cut off is 628.5. Elavenil shot 626.5. Really, just the finest of margins that make or break Olympians. 
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Times Up, says the range officer! 628.5 is cut-off for 10m air rifle women's event!
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Apurvi's split-up is 104.5, 102.5, 104.9, 104.2, 102.2, 103.6!
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Apurvi Chandela's final output. A poor series 2 and 5 cost her badly as both Indians crash out.
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Apurvi finishes her qualification round as well. She could manage only a 621.9 today. 
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Elavenil Valarivan final tally. Unfortunate but a great learning experience for the young Indian.
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104.3, 104.0, 106.0, 104.2, 103.5, 104.5 - Elavenil's qualification split-up in the 6 series!
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Elavenil's final qualification amounts to 626.5. She is placed at the 16th spot.

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5 expectational shots needed from Elavenil now...Even, that might not be enough! 
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It will be disappointing to see the current World No.1 Elavenil and former World No.1 Apurvi not march past the qualification stage!
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It's not all over for India at the Olympics on Day 1 though. The nation's pistol shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma will be in action later today. Do read the preview.

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The 9.9 is followed by another off-shot of 9.6 by Apurvi...She seems to be out of form today!
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It looks like both the Indians will miss out of the final as Elavenil Valarivan moves into her final shots
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Currently, Elavenil is 15th while Apurvi is 30th on the qualification table...Seems a uphill task for these two markswomen from India!
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10 pellets left for Elavenil to fire...She has 522.0 against her name from the first 5 series.

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Apurvi Chandela shoots a 9.9 in Series 5 and that's probably it for the rifle shooter.
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Apparently, Elavenil seems to have slowed down. 14 more shots left for her to complete the qualification stage!
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Apurvi after Series 4. Both Indians need 105+ Series but that is a tough ask.
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Apurvi's first 40 shots amass to 416.1 points. She is placed at the 27th position as of now!

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The current table-topper is DUESTAD Jeanette Hegg from Norway. She registers a clinical 632.9 against her name!
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As they say, shooting is the game of fine margins and Elavenil's 9.7 might prove to be costly. Will need a big round 6 but don't write her off yet.
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Elavenil's last shot makes her drop down to the 15th place. Well, she hits a 10.5 in the very next shot!
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Series 4 has not begun well for Apurvi Chandela. The rifle shooting not consistently hitting the high scores with two 10.2s
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A low 9.7 by Elavenil on her 44th shot...It might prove to be costly in the end!

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Apurvi's first three series read - 104.5, 102.5, 104.9. She is currently on the 28th spot!
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The 21-year old Elavenil needs to up her ante in the remaining 20 shots! 
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Elavenil's 4th series is over. 104.2 is what she could add to her overall tally of 418.5 points after 40 shots!
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Want to know more about Apurvi Chandela? Everything you need to know in the link below:
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Initial 45 minutes done and dusted. Last 30 minutes remain! 
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Apurvi Chandela starts her Series 3 with two solid shots but then follows it with three back to back 10.3s. Things look a little difficult for the seasoned campaigner now.
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Elavenil's first 5 shots in her 4th series combine to 51.7! 
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Apurvi is determined to come-back...Her first 2 shots in the 3rd series read - 10.7, 10.8!
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Who is Elavenil Valarivan? 5 things you didn't know about the young shooting sensation! Read the article below:
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Solid start for Elavenil in the 4th series as well...A precise 10.5 to get the things in control!
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Elavenil Valarivan has jumped to series 4. Probably wants to carry the momentum she built in Series 3 with three 10.8 shots and one 10.9
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From her first 30-shots, Elavenil has 324.8 points in her kitty!

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The first half of the qualification stage for Elavenil is about to get over!  
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