Apurvi Chandel Born on 4 January 1993 in Jaipur, Apurvi Singh Chandela is an Indian shooter who won the gold medal in the 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi. She competes in the 10-metre air rifle event. Chandela was born to Kuldeep Singh Chandela, a hotelier, and Bindu Rathore, a homemaker.
Apurvi did her schooling from Mayo College Girls School Ajmer & Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School, Jaipur. She studied Sociology honours from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.
Apurvi took to shooting in her college days after watching Abhinav Bindra win his historic gold medal.
Born: 04 January 1993
Apurvi Chandel Age: 28
From: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Height: 152 cm
Apurvi Chandel ISSF World Rankings: 5th in 10 m air rifle event
Hobbies: Reading, travelling, playing with her three dogs
Apurvi Chandel Medals & Achievements
World Cup Final
Silver medal in 2019 Putian in mixed team 10 m air rifle event
Silver medal in 2015 Munich in 10 m air rifle event
Apurvi Chandel World Cup
Gold medal in 2019 Munich in 10 m air rifle event
Gold medal in 2019 New Delhi in 10 m air rifle event
Gold medal in 2019 Rio de Janeiro in mixed team 10 m air rifle event
Silver medal in 2019 Munich in mixed team 10 m air rifle event
Bronze medal in 2015 Changwon in 10 m air rifle event
Gold medal in 2014 Glasgow in 10 m air rifle event
Bronze medal in 2018 Gold coast in 10 m air rifle event
Bronze medal in 2018 Jakarta Palembang in 10 m air rifle mixed team
Apurvi Chandel Olympics
Chandela took part in the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women’s 10m air rifle event but finished at 34th position in the qualification round out of 51 contestants
Apurvi was among the first set of Indian shooters to book an Olympic quota alongside compatriot Anjum Moudgil, back in April 2019. She will be seen in the Tokyo Olympics
Lesser known fact
Apurvi Chandela is the only second Indian shooter after Anjali Bhagwat to win a gold medal in the women’s 10m Air Rifle event at a World Cup
The ace Indian 10 m air rifle shooter is the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and the Asian Games bronze medalist.
The ace Indian 10 m air rifle shooter currently sits fifth in the ISSF world rankings of the women’s 10m Air Rifle event.