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India�s Elavenil claims her maiden World Cup gold medal

By The Assam Tribune

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29: The fast-rising Elavenil Valarivan claimed her maiden senior World Cup gold medal, finishing on top in the women�s 10m air rifle competition but fancied team-mates Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela ended outside the medal bracket at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol Stage event here.

In her debut year at the senior level, the 20-year-old Elavenil shot 251.7 in the finals to help India extend their new-found dominance in the event, leaving behind Seonaid Mcintosh of Britain, who won silver with an effort of 250.6 on Wednesday.

India has now won three out of the four World Cup gold medals in the women�s 10m air this year.

Elavenil is a junior World Cup gold-medallist besides being an Asian champion.

Chinese Taipei�s Ying-Shin Lin won bronze as well as one of the two Tokyo 2020 quota places on offer. The second quota was won by Iran. India is already assured of a quota in this event.

Gujarat�s Elavenil had earlier pipped her senior Anjum in qualification, with an impressive 629.4 to the World No. 2s 629.1 as they took the fourth and fifth spots through to the eight-woman final.

World number one and finals world record holder Apurvi failed to qualify for the finals, finishing 11th with a score of 627.7. � PTI

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India�s Elavenil claims her maiden World Cup gold medal

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29: The fast-rising Elavenil Valarivan claimed her maiden senior World Cup gold medal, finishing on top in the women�s 10m air rifle competition but fancied team-mates Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela ended outside the medal bracket at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol Stage event here.

In her debut year at the senior level, the 20-year-old Elavenil shot 251.7 in the finals to help India extend their new-found dominance in the event, leaving behind Seonaid Mcintosh of Britain, who won silver with an effort of 250.6 on Wednesday.

India has now won three out of the four World Cup gold medals in the women�s 10m air this year.

Elavenil is a junior World Cup gold-medallist besides being an Asian champion.

Chinese Taipei�s Ying-Shin Lin won bronze as well as one of the two Tokyo 2020 quota places on offer. The second quota was won by Iran. India is already assured of a quota in this event.

Gujarat�s Elavenil had earlier pipped her senior Anjum in qualification, with an impressive 629.4 to the World No. 2s 629.1 as they took the fourth and fifth spots through to the eight-woman final.

World number one and finals world record holder Apurvi failed to qualify for the finals, finishing 11th with a score of 627.7. � PTI