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Apurvi and Ayonika finish 34th and 47th

Indian shooting stumbled to an indifferent start as Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul crashed out of the women’s air rifle event finishing 34th and 47th at the Olympic shooting centre on Saturday.

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Apurvi shot 411.6 and placed 34th in women’s air rifle at the Olympic shooting centre on Saturday.

The 23-year-old Apurvi started strong but finished bad, with a series of 104.2, 102.7, 103.3, 101.4 for a total of 411.6, a good 4.3 points away from making the final.

Ayonika shot a below par 4103.0, following a series of 102.0, 104.5, 102.5 and 94.0, to be placed 47th in a field of 51 shooters.

Appreciating the plight of the young shooters, making their Olympic debut, Olympic champion, Abhinav Bindra pointed out that it was a tough range to shoot.

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