Take a look at how Indian rifle shooter and olympian Apurvi Chandela became an Arjuna awardee with her brilliant performance in the field.
Sports have always occupied an important position in Indian culture. Far away from the euphoria of cricket, Apurvi Chandela has made a mark with her incredible performances in an unconventional sport. Pushing her boundaries, she has brought honour to the country with her undying sports spirit and achievements of the highest level.
Apurvi Singh Chandela is a hard-working player who believes that nothing comes easy. She has been disciplined about her career and began practicing shooting from a young age. She derives her inspiration from the legendary, Abhinav Bindra and competes in the 10-meter air rifle event. Winning the gold medal in women’s 10m air rifle 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi, Apurvi proved that she is an ace rifle shooter. Recognizing her outstanding achievements in the field, Apurvi has been awarded Arjuna Award by the Ministry Of Youth Affairs & Sports in 2016.
She brought laurels to the country when she clinched the gold medal in 10 metres air rifle event at the National shooting championships in New Delhi in 2012. In 2014, she won four medals at the Intershoot Championships, which consisted of two individual and two team medals. Soon after, she won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, having scored 206.7 points in final. Adding more feathers to her cap, at the 2018 Asian Games, she paired with Ravi Kumar for the 10-meter air rifle mixed team event and won a bronze medal.