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 Tokyo 2021 Olympics Day 1: Shooting – Women’s 10m Air Rifle updates 

Indian women shooters, Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela fails to qualify for the finals of the women’s 10m air rifle events on Saturday. 

Elavneil Valarivan, world number one shooter, who was making her Olympic debut today finished at the 16th spot in the qualification round after shooting 626.5 over six series of 10 shots each. 

On the other hand, the more experienced Apurvi Chandela, who is also the final world record holder in the event, finished at the 36th spot after scoring a total of 621.9 at the Asaka Range.

The start of the qualification round was quite decent for both Indian women, even though Apurvi slipped after a disastrous second series, Elavenil tried to remain in form with a fine performance in the third series, which included shooting a perfect 10.9. 

However, the 21-year-old, World Cup Final gold-medalist, could not maintain the same form in the upcoming series which pushed her further down in the ranking table. 

28-year-old Apurvi who has won two World cup gold medals during her excellent performance in 2019, finished at the 36th spot on the ranking table. 

Jeanette Hegg Duestad of Norway topped the qualification with an Olympic qualification record score of 632.9 but she missed the world record by 1.1, while Heemoon Park of South Korea was second with a qualification score of 631.7, followed by American Mary Carolyn Tucker at the third spot with the qualification score of 631.4. 

In the very competitive shooting event, India’s Elavenil fell two points short of the total shot by Russian Olympic Committee’s Anastasiia Galashina, who grabbed the 8th and the last qualifying spot in the final by setting the cut-off at 628.6. 

Today’s event of Women’s 10m air rifle saw one of the largest fields in Tokyo, with a total of 50 shooters in action. 

Also Read: Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Indian events updates from Day 1

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