Munich to Amsterdam to Guwahati: Apurvi Chandela's Olympic preparations on in full swing
It seems like Indian rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela is leaving no stone unturned in her quest to win a maiden Olympic medal at Rio 2016. The 23-year-old, who began 2016 in fine fashion, by winning two Golds at the Swedish Open last month, is presently in Munich, competing at an International Shooting Competition and has fired her way to a personal-best in the event.
Participating in the 10m Air Rifle event, Chandela shot a very impressive 420.9, thereby creating a new personal best, in the qualification round and then in the final, shot 164.6 to finish in fourth place.
However, in the second match, the Jaipur-born shooter couldn't quite repeat her exploits from the first match, firing a score of 418 in the qualifying which saw her finish in 9th place, thereby not progress through to the finals.
The journey to ironing out all her flaws doesn't end here. The shooter is off to Hague City to take part in another competition, which will involve triple matches before shifting continents and returning to India, to take part in the South Asian Games that starts on Saturday.
In his autobiography, Abhinav Bindra states a line related to the goal of winning an Olympic medal which goes like this:
“ITS NOT EVERY FOUR YEARS, ITS EVERYDAY”
It looks like Chandela is well and truly following those words said by one of her idols.