Shooting: India’s Elavenil claims 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 to become only the third Indian to achieve the feat.
The 20-year-old’s top prize, however, did not translate into an Olympic quota for India as Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil have already secured the maximum two berths available per country in last year’s World Championships.
The fancied Chandela and Moudgil, world number one and two respectively, finished outside the medal bracket in the ISSF Rifle/Pistol Stage event here.
Moudgil finished sixth in the final with 166.8, while Chandela could not clear the qualifications, finishing 11th. (PTI)