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Elavenil Valarivan joins elite list with maiden senior Shooting World Cup gold in Rio

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first_imgElavenil Valarivan joins elite list with maiden senior Shooting World Cup gold in Rio20-year-old Elavenil Valarivan won her maiden senior Shooting World Cup gold in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Elavenil became only the 3rd Indian shooter to win a World Cup gold in the women’s 10m Air Rifle category.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk Rio de JaneiroAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 10:12 IST Elavenil Valarivan won the 10m Air Rifle gold at Rio ISSF World Cup (@ISSF_Shooting)HIGHLIGHTSElavenil Valarivan won the 10m Air Rifle gold at Rio ISSF World CupElavenil becomes only the 3rd Indian woman to win a World Cup gold in the categoryAnjum Moudgil finished sixth in the 10m Air Rifle finalIndia’s Elavenil Valarivan became only the third shooter after Apurvi Chandela and Anjali Bhagwat to win a senior ISSF World Cup gold in the 10m Air Rifle in Rio de Janerio on Wednesday. The 20-year-old shot gold 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 narrowly missed a place on the podium at the ISSF World Cup in Munich wherin she finished 4th in the final. However, on Wednesday, Elavenil was at her best, pipping senior compatriots Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela.#NationalSportsDay gets sweeter. @elavalarivan wins her first senior World Cupon the day GNSPF’s efforts are recognised through the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar! Thanking the universe! @narendramodi @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI @RaninderSingh @OfficialNRAI pic.twitter.com/tw1Yv1X3bTGagan Narang (@gaGunNarang) August 28, 2019While Anjum Moudgil finished sixth in the 8-woman final, Apurvi Chandela missed out on the final berth after finishing 11th in the qualification round. Elavenil shot 629.4 to finish fourth in the qualifying round while Moudgil shot 629.1 to finish fifth. Chandela failed to qualify after managing 627.7 points.India has now won three out of the four World Cup gold medals in the women’s 10m air this year. Such has been India’s supremacy that Mehuli Ghosh, shooting in the non-competition Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) section, shot a 629.1, which could have earned her a final spot as well.advertisementNotably, this is 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.Also Read | I could barely sleep, couldn’t wait to face Federer: NagalAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Rameshlast_img read more

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