Rio 2016 | Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul disappoint in 10m air rifle; Du Li creates Olympic record

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Rio 2016 | Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul disappoint in 10m air rifle; Du Li creates Olympic record

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SportsCafe Desk

08/06/2016

India’s shooting contingent got off to a disappointing start in the 2016 Rio Olympics after Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul failed to qualify for the finals in the women’s 10m air rifle event. In the same event, China’s Du Li created a new Olympic record with a score of 420.7 to top the standings.

Both Indian shooters failed to hit the high 10s throughout the qualification round and finished outside the top-30 shooters. Apurvi Chandela finished 34th with a score of 411.7 (104.2, 102.7, 103.3, 101.4), while Ayonika Paul ended up at 47th with a score of 403 (102, 104.5, 102.5, 94).

China’s Du Li created a new Olympic record in the same event to finish on top of the standings with a score of 402.7 (104.5, 106, 104.8, 105.4).  

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