Apurvi Chandela is an Indian sports shooter who represents India in the 10m air rifle event. She has bagged as many as 7 medals in events like the World Cup, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games.
Apurvi Chandela Early life
Apurvi Chandela is an Indian professional shooter who hails from Jaipur. Her father, Kuldeep Singh Chandela, is a hotelier, while her mother, Bindu Rathore, is a housewife. Apurvi Chandela completed her education from Mayo College Girls School Ajmer and Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School. She did her graduation in Sociology honours from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. Apurvi wanted to pursue Sports Journalism and had no plans to make a mark in shooting. However, one day she went to a local shooting range in Jaipur. Apurvi picked a rifle and scored a perfect ten.
With her father being mighty impressed, he supported her in venturing her career in shooting. Apurvi’s uncle had, in fact, built a shooting range in his backyard for Apurvi to practice.
Apurvi Chandela Professional Life
Apurvi didn’t take too much time to make a mark in shooting as in her very first year she won the gold medal in 2012 National Shooting Championships in New Delhi.
In the year 2014, she bagged as many as four medals at the Intershoot Championships in New Delhi following by a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, scoring 206.7 points in the final.
In 2016, Apurvi qualified for the Rio Olympics after claiming bronze in the Changwon World Cup. Unfortunately, she couldn’t get a medal there.
She joined hands with Ravi Kumar for the 10m air rifle mixed team event, and won a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games.
Apurvi also boasts of a gold medal in women’s 10m air rifle at the ISSF World Cup 2019.
Apurvi Chandela Personal Life
Apurvi Chandela was born to Kuldeep Singh Chandela and Bindu Rathore. Her father has encouraged her right from the beginning to play the sport, while her uncle had even built a shooting range for her to practice. Apurvi is an animal lover and has three pets. Her hobbies include reading and travelling. Apurvi is unmarried and, therefore, has no children.
Apurvi Chandela Achievements
- Apurvi won a gold medal in 10m air rifle event in 2019 World Cup held in Munich.
- Apurvi Chandela won a gold medal in 10m air rifle event in 2019 World Cup, held in New Delhi.
- Apurvi won a gold medal in 10m air rifle event in 2015 World Cup, held in Changwon.
- She bagged a gold medal in 10m air rifle event in 2014 Commonwealth Games, held in Glasgow.
- She won a gold medal in 10m air rifle in 2018 Commonwealth Games, held in Gold Coast.
- She bagged a bronze in 2018 Asian Games, held in Jakarta.
In 2016, she was honoured her with the Arjuna Award by the Government of India for her tremendous contribution.
Interesting Facts About Apurvi Chandela
- Apurva wanted to pursue sports journalism until she saw Abhinav Bindra win India’s first individual gold medal in Olympics at the 2008 Beijing Games.
- Apurvi Chandela scored a perfect 10 in her first attempt at a local shooting range in Jaipur. She chose a rifle instead of a pistol.
- Apurvi Chandela likes to read fiction novels and her favourite writer is Paulo Coel
- Apurvi Chandela acquired number one position in the rankings in May 2019.
- Apurvi trains for six hours every day. She practices yoga and meditates for mental fitness.
- Apurvi doesn’t like to express too much on the field. Her family member had even advised her often to be more expressive.
“I try to stay neutral during both winning and losing. It’s a game at the end of the day, and all I do is try to give my best on that given day and hope that my best is enough. I cannot deny the fact that it does take a lot of strength from within to fight it out and remind myself why I am doing this… that this is the sport that gives me happiness. So I need to pull myself together and keep moving forward.” She told the Verve Magazine in an interview.
Height: 1.54 m
Weight: 52 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Apurvi Chandela Personal Information
Home Town: Jaipur
Address: Jaipur, Rajasthan
School: Mayo College Girls School, Beawar
Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School, Jaipur
College: Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University
Qualification: Sociology Honours
Marital Status: Unmarried
Apurvi Chandela Net Worth
Indian shooter, Apurvi Chandela’s net worth is unknown.
Apurvi Chandela hasn’t found herself in any controversy in her career.
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