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Chandela breaks 10m air rifle world record

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CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND - JULY 26: Apurvi Chandela of India celebrates winning the Gold Medal in the Women's 10m Air Rifle Shooting at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Carnoustie, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

New Delhi: India’s Apurvi Chandela made history at the ISSF World Cup on Saturday, breaking the world record on her way to the gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle event at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.

Chandela shot an astonishing 252.9 in the eight-women final, finishing 1.1 points ahead of silver medallist China’s Ruozhu Zhao (251.8 points).


Another Chinese Xu Hong (230.4) finished the tournament’s first final with a bronze.

Chandela, who had secured a Tokyo Olympic quota in the last World Championships, was fourth in the qualifications with 629.3.