Chandela wins gold in Sweden cup

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New Delhi, Jan 6: Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela broke the world record on way to winning gold in the women's 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix.

Chandela shot 211.2 in the event held yesterday to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211.

The result marked a positive start for Chandela, who has already qualified for the Rio Olympics.


After this medal Chandela said, "This gold at Sweden has further strengthened my resolve to bag a medal at the Rio Olympics this year. The support, encouragement and wishes received from my well wishers from Rajasthan has stood me in good stead in various international tournaments."

Chandela had won the gold in the National Championships held last month.

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