Ace shooters Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela secured two Olympic Quota places for India on Monday after performing  brilliantly at the ongoing 52nd ISSF World Championship in Changwon, South Korea.

Anjum also becomes the first woman to win an Individual Air Rifle medal at the World Championships in the Senior category

While it was Anjum who is bringing home the silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle event, Apurvi managed to finish fourth. Both their performances have landed them with an early ticket to the Olympics in their respective shooting event in Tokyo.

Anjum and Apurvi became the first set of Indian shooters to secure places for the 2020 Olympics

Anjum finished second on the podium behind Korean Hana Im (251.1) and ahead of bronze-medallist Korean Eunhea Jung (228.0).

The 24-year-old Moudgil shot a total of 248.4. Chandela aggregated 207 to finish fourth, but still made the cut since a country can avail two Olympic quota places in this event. Earlier in the qualifications, Moudgil and Chandela finished fourth and sixth respectively.

On Sunday, while Indian shooters’ campaign started in the World Cup with two gold medals in the junior section, the senior teams failed to reach the finals of their respective events. The tournament is the first quota event for the 2020 Rio Olympic Games, offering as many as 60 berths.

“Anjum is the juniormost in this event for India and would take a lot of confidence. Six of the eight finalists here will also compete at the Asian Games and shooting in such pressure situations will prepare Anjum well,” India’s chief rifle coach Deepali Deshpande had shared earlier, Indian Express reported.

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Jaipur’s Apurvi Chandela already has a National Championship medal, a World Cup medal and a Commonwealth gold in her kitty. The Indian shooter has been putting in excellent performances on the international circuit consistently.

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