Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela broke the world record on way to winning gold in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix. Chandela shot 211.2 in the event held on Tuesday to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211. Chandela had won the gold in the National Championships held last month. She had won an Olympic quota place for India after winning a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April last year.
Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event. Apurvi was born to a Chandela Rajput family in Jaipur. Her father is Kuldeep Singh Chandela, a hotelier, and mother is Bindu Rathore. Her family is from Udaipur.