Shooters Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul fail to qualify for final

  • IANS, Rio de Janeiro
  • Updated: Aug 07, 2016 01:02 IST
Ayonika Paul (in pic) and Apurvi Chandela failed to qualify for women’s 10 metre air rifle final in Rio on Saturday. (AP)

Indian women shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul crashed out of the Rio Olympics after losing in the qualifying rounds in the 10 metre air rifle event here on Saturday.

Apurvi was placed 34th with a combined score of 411.6, while Ayonika was 43rd with 407.0 among 53 shooters at the Olympic Shooting Centre.

China’s Du Li entered the finals, bagging the top spot with a score of 420.7 with an Olympic record.

Germany’s Barbara Engleder took the second spot with 420.3 while Iran’s Elaheh Ahmadi was third with 417.8.

Apart from the top three, a Russian, two Americans, a Croatian and another Chinese shooter completed the top eight line-up.

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