Meet Apurvi Chandela - India's new sensational rifle shooter

Jan 07, 2016, 11:24 IST | A Correspondent

Apurvi Chandela, who just turned 23 years old 3 days ago, created history by breaking a world record on her way to winning gold at the 10m air rifle event at Swedish Cup Grand Prix. Let's find out a little more about India's latest sports sensation.

Apurvi Chandela
Apurvi Chandela. Pic/ AFP

** Apurvi was born 4 Jan, 1993 in a Chandela Rajput family in Jaipur.

** She stands at 5 feet and 1 inch.

** Her father, Kuldeep Singh Chandela is a hotelier and her mother is Bindu Rathore.

** She completed her schooling at Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' School in Jaipur.

** She shot to fame by winning the gold medal at the 10m rifle event at National shooting championships in 2012.

** The highlight of her career so far is winning the gold medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.

** That same year she won 4 medals at the Intershoot Championships at The Hague.

** She recently broke a world record at Swedish Cup Grand Prix in the 10m rifle event when she shot 211.2, surpassing Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who previously held the record at 211.

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