Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela became the first set of Indian shooters to secure quota places for the 2020 Olympics by winning a silver and finishing fourth respectively in the women’s 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Championship here Monday.
Moudgil finished second on the podium behind Korean Hana I’m (251.10 and ahead of bronze-medallist Eunhea Jung (228.0), who is also from Korea. The 24-year-old Moudgil shot a total of 248.4 in the Indian senior squad’s medal account in the prestigious tournament. While the equally talented Chandela aggregated 207 to finish fourth but still made the cut since a country can avail two Olympic quota places in this event.
The International Shooting Sports Federation’s (ISSF) premier tournament assumes added significance as it is the first Olympic quota event for the Tokyo Games, offering as many as 60 berths across 15 events.
Both Moudgil and Chandela’s sequence of scores in the finals included quite a few high 10s, an indication that the two were shooting well.
From Online Sources