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Anjum Moudgil shoots above world record at Masters Meet

World number eight Anjum, who has already won a Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota in the event, shot 253.9 in the finals, a full point ahead of India teammate and world number one Apurvi Chandela’s mark of 252.9.

other-sports Updated: Jul 29, 2019 20:21 IST
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File photo of Anjum Moudgil.
File photo of Anjum Moudgil.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
         

Anjum Moudgil, representing Punjab, shot well above the finals world record to win the women’s 10m Air Rifle gold on day one of the XII Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters shooting competition here on Monday. Top 15 leading shooters of the country in each discipline by scores are eligible to compete at this elite competition at Karni Singh Range.

World number eight Anjum, who has already won a Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota in the event, shot 253.9 in the finals, a full point ahead of India teammate and world number one Apurvi Chandela’s mark of 252.9, set at the New Delhi World Cup stage earlier this year.

Silver medallist Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal missed Apurvi’s mark in the women’s final by 0.7 but made sure to go past it in the junior women’s final, which she won with a score of 253. Elavenil Valarivan won silver in junior section with a score of 252.4.

India regular Ravi Kumar of the Air Force won the men’s 10m Air Rifle event.

First Published: Jul 29, 2019 20:21 IST

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