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Chandela wins silver in 10m air rifle at ISSF World Cup Finals

othersports Updated: Sep 09, 2015 11:23 IST

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Young Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela clinched the silver medal in the women's 10m air rifle event of the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup Finals in Munich on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Jaipur girl finished second on the podium after she tallied 206.9, just 0.6 behind Ahmadi Elaheh of Iran, who won the gold medal with a tally of 207.5. Andrea Arsovic of Serbia bagged the bronze after prevailing in a shoot-off with Croatia's Valentina Gustin.

In the finals, Chandela started on a rousing note as she fired two shots of 10.8 to lead after Series 1 of the first stage of competition. A total of 30.6 in the second series saw her a drop a place. Thereafter, the Indian managed to remain in contention for a medal.

Chandela's final shot was a 10.2, which was just 0.2 less than the 10.4 of eventual winner Elaheh.

The reigning Commonwealth Games gold medallist has already earned the country a quota place for next year's Rio Olympics by claiming the 10m air rifle bronze at the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) in Changwon, Korea, in April.

Shooters with 10 best scores in each event of the year's four World Cups are entitled to compete in the finals. London Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang and Gurpreet Singh had earlier reached the finals of their respective events in the tournament, but missed out on medals.