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Anjum Moudgil shatters world record to win masters meet

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Th top 15 leading shooters of the country in each discipline by scores are eligible to compete at this elite competition.

New Delhi: World number eight Anjum Moudgil representing Punjab, shot well above the finals world record to score a fantastic victory in the women’s 10m air rifle, on day one of the XII Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters Shooting Competition at New Delhi’s Dr Karni Singh Range.

Th top 15 leading shooters of the country in each discipline by scores are eligible to compete at this elite competition.

Anjum, who has already won a Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota in the event for the country, shot 253.9 in the finals, a full point ahead of India teammate and world number one Apurvi Chandela’s mark of 252.9, set at the New Delhi world cup stage earlier this year.

Silver medallist Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal, missed Apurvi’s mark in the women’s final by 0.7 but made sure to go past it in the junior women’s final, which she won with a score of 253.

Elavenil Valarivan won silver in junior section with a score of 252.4.

Besides top class shooting by the women, India regular Ravi Kumar of the Air Force won the men’s 10m air rifle event.