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Rahi Sarnobat, Saurabh Chaudhary and Apuvi Chandela bag gold at ISSF World Cup

Rahi Sarnobat, Saurabh Choudhary and Apurvi Chandela bring gold medals to India in the ISSF this year in Munich.

Rahi Sarnobat, 28, who had become the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold in the World Cup 2013. This sealed her second gold by topping the women’s 25m pistol final. She has a World Cup bronze to her name and became the first Indian woman pistol shooter to win gold at Asian Games last year.

Saurabh Chaudhary clinched his second world cup in his second appearance in the championship as he topped the men’s 10m air pistol final. The 17 year old owns world records in all events he participate in. Saurabh now holds the senior and junior world records in 10m air pistol mixed event world records with Manu Bhaker.

Apurvi Chandela, 26, won the gold in women’s 10m air rifle. This was her second gold this year as she won the first at Delhi World Cup in February. She had silver in the 10m air rifle during the 2015 Munich competition.

Apurvi Chandela and Rahi Sarnobat have bagged quotas for Tokyo Olympics. India Shooters are competing for 12 of the 17 Tokyo Olympics quotas available in Munich, having already secured five quota places in rifle and pistol competitions.

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