ISSF World Cup: Elavenil Valarivan Clinches Gold For India in 10m Air Rifle event

The 20-year-old Indian shooter shot the yellow medal with 251.7 points while Seonaid Mcintosh from Great Britain took the silver with 250.6 points.

ISSF World Cup: Elavenil Valarivan Clinches Gold For India In 10m Air Rifle event
Elavenil Valarivan
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 29 Aug 2019 12:12 PM
Elavenil Valarivan made history of sorts as she became only the third Indian female shooter after Apurvi Chandela and Anjali Bhagwat to clinch gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event of the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Rio de Janerio on Wednesday. The 20-year-old shot the yellow medal with 251.7 points while Seonaid Mcintosh from Great Britain took the silver with 250.6 points.

With India already having secured the maximum of 2 Olympic quotas in the women's 10m Air Rifle category, the Olympic quota on Wednesday went to Ying-Shin Lin from Chinese Taipei who finished with a bronze.



Elavenil Valarivan had missed a place on the podium at the ISSF World Cup in Munich by a whisker wherin she finished 4th in the final. However there was no stopping the budding shooter, was was in fine shooting form, pipping senior compatriots Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela.

The Gold was also Elavenil Valarivan's maiden medal at senior World Cup. The 20-year-old from Tamil Nadu had earlier won gold medals at ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney and Suhl in 2018.

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