Apurvi Chandela wins a second consecutive Gold at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix
Apurvi Chandela has started 2016 with a bang.
It seems Apurvi Chandela has decided to go on a Gold spree. After breaking the world record in the 10m Air Rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix in Savsjoon Wednesday, the 23-year-old clinched yet another Gold at the same tournament, this time in the Women’s 10m Tri-Series event.
Chandela fired a final tally of 208.9, beating Malin Westerheim of Norway by 0.5 points to seal a second Gold in as many days. She finished the qualification in fourth place with a tally of 416.4.
To put up cherry on top, the Indian was also adjudged “Shooter of the Tournament” and was awarded a Walther rifle for her feats in the competition. Chandela has been one of India’s most consistent shooter in recent times, having put in commendable performances in almost every competition that she has participated in.
With just 8 months to go for Rio, the shooter has started off the year on a very encouraging note and will look to build more momentum in the upcoming months. She is thus far the sole Indian women to have booked a quota for Rio in shooting.
Trouble off the field, but yet bulls-eye on the range
However, Chandela has had to suffer severe discomfort on her way to winning the Gold. The shooter missed her train to the venue and waited for a bus in nosediving temperatures that went as low as -10°C before eventually reaching her destination via snow covered roads.
The struggles endured by her en route to her double Gold-winning feat only makes her achievements even more praiseworthy.